Nov 30, 2022
Parkinson began working on the idea behind RealWear while at Kopin
back in 2007. In 2015, he founded WearNext to explore routes to
further technical development and commercialization of the
productivity tool for connected industrial workers. That ultimately
led to co-founding RealWear in 2016.
The company presents itself as providing the first hands-free
and fully ruggedized head-mounted tablet solution. But it's not
quite a tablet. It's a headset for voice interactive hands-free
access to data, information, and applications.
Earlier in his career, Parkinson was a senior engineer at
Alien Technology and a researcher at Battelle Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory. He earned a PhD in computational and
theoretical chemistry from the University of Manchester.