Rise of the HUD
Wearable tech is going professional, with Google Glass-alikes heading where other gadgets fear to tread
Turkish designer Omer Haciomeroglu’s evocative concept aims to help firefighters spot victims through dense smoke; looking like a stormtrooper is just a bonus. A thermal imaging camera up front sends data over Wi-Fi to a
handheld device controlled by a colleague outside of the blaze. This generates a 3D outline of the scene and projects it on to the visor of the firefighter – or “smoke diver” as its creator prefers. Heat protection and
breathing apparatus are also, unsurprisingly, built-in.