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Mixed reality headsets enter workplaces in Japan

Smart goggles help instruct factory workers, take video meetings to the next level

A Horie Railway Electric Engineering worker wearing a HoloLens headset.

TOKYO -- Mixed reality goggles are being introduced into workplaces in order to give long-distance technical guidance and hold remote conferences amid the coronavirus pandemic, but still face challenges such as increasing the variety of headsets and cutting costs.

At Seibu Railway's Musashigaoka maintenance facility in August, a worker from Horie Railway Electric Engineering was repairing a brake, wearing a hard hat and Microsoft's HoloLens glasses.

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