May 2020
Electricity Transmission
Assessing wearable technology applications for transmission operation and design
May 2020
Apr 2021
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Mingyu Sun
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Network Innovation Allowance
ET - New technologies and commercial evolution
Maintenance & Inspection
Wearable technology has been adopted widely for personal use and is now on the uptake for business. It is currently predominantly used to create handsfree operation, facilitate remote expert assistance and produce mixed reality overlay of information to task. These applications will be explored at National Grid through a proof of concept pilot study to gauge suitability for wider use across the business pending demonstratable improvements in productivity and decision making.
The objectives for this project are to:
  1. Understand the benefits of wearable technology within National Grid in greater detail
  2. Exploring the full width of the capabilities of HoloLens 2.
  3. Test the concept live in the field and assess the benefits, e.g. reduction in maintenenace time and site visits.
  4. Understand additional requirements and costs to integrate NGET data with wearable technology through a mixed reality partner software pending successful implementation of Dynamics 365 standard apps.