UCHardChip Inc. Overview:

Carpenter and entrepreneur Ulysses Dinkins formed UCHardChip in 2016 to develop and sell personal protective equipment (PPE) like hardhats that enable hands-free communication with embedded electronics and supporting software to improve safety and productivity in the construction industry,

Iowa State University and North Carolina A&T State University are working together to develop a smart virtual reality system (SVRS) for engineering students to continue manufacturing lab during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

The idea is a visual aid system for manufacturing line workers tasked with installing multiple parts onto a large assembly.

A picture of the assembly, without parts, is stored in a database, along with a mask showing the location of each part (e.g. a screw or cable) to be installed.

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