Motorola Solutions outs HC1 head-mounted computer, keeps workers' hands free in sticky situations (update: video)

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Motorola Solutions HC1 headmounted computer

We’re very familiar with Kopin’s Golden-i, but it was surprising that an early collaboration with Motorola Solutions didn’t immediately lead to Motorola selling the head-mounted computer on its own. That odd discrepancy is being patched up now that Motorola Solutions’ HC1 is here. The design keeps its signature micro-display, head tracking and voice commands, but sees a slight repurposing from Kopin’s focus on security: Motorola Solutions’ attention is on giving construction workers, field technicians and soldiers an always-up computer that keeps their hands free when it would be too dangerous (or just unwieldy) to grab a handheld. We haven’t been told if the HC1 has been upgraded to that promised TI OMAP 4 chip, although we do know that there’s an optional camera to bring on the Aliens-style video feeds as well as pairing support that offers cellular data, GPS and voice calls when linked to the right phone or hotspot. Whether or not the HC1 keeps the Golden-i’s $2,500 price is an unknown as well — that said, the corporate emphasis is more likely to see bulk sales of the wearable PC than any kind of scrimping and saving.

Update: You’ll find an official clip for the HC1 after the break. The clip also confirms that there’s no OMAP 4 in this version.

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