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Fujitsu AR glasses and connected van make light work (pictures)

Check out these clever gadgets that help you work smarter, not harder, in the factory of the future.

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Fujitsu is looking to change the way we work with a range of clever gadgets.

Let's get to work!

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Hit the road with a connected van, allowing you to more efficiently make deliveries and appointments.

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Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags in the delivery items or the equipment in the van talk to the van's inventory system so you can check items in and out.

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If you don't have the tool or replacement part you need to finish a repair, you can check the system to find the nearest connected van that has what you need.

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In the cockpit or cab this 360-degree camera setup helps you see what's going on all around you.

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Capture a complete picture of a collision or accident and it can be beamed straight to head office or the insurance company.

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Attached to this hard hat is an augmented reality system consisting of a small camera recording what you see, and a small screen that covers one eye and overlays useful information over whatever you're looking at.

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This is what you could see in the eyepiece when looking at, say, a piece of machinery: notes and instructions on how to use or repair the kit in question.

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Armed with the relevant instructions in your eyepiece and voice control commands, your hands are free to make the repairs.

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Speaking of keeping your hands free, this concept ring design reads your gestures so you can control or write with the augmented reality kit without juggling a pen or notebook with your tools.

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Uh-oh! If you take a spill at work, a tracker tag brings help straight to you.

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This map of a work facility shows where employees are, and can mark hazardous areas to warn you if you stray into the danger zone.

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In the office this system combines ceiling-mounted projectors and cameras to create an interactive workspace.

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Scribble on the desk with a special pen, and the note is quickly converted to digital text so the results of your meeting can be saved for later.

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Stick your phone on the boardroom table and the surface becomes a huge duplicate of your phone's screen.

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Another innovation is this biometric scanner that reads your palm. The veins in your palm are as distinctive as a fingerprint, allowing you to pay for stuff with a swipe of your hand.

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The same palm-reading technology is installed in this new Fujitsu Stylistic Q736 tablet, which can only be unlocked by authorised handprints.

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Right, time to get back to work!

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