wearIT@work was set up by the European Commission as an Integrated Project to investigate “Wearable Computing” as a technology dealing with computer systems integrated in clothing. wearIT@work will prove the applicability of computer systems integrated to clothes, the so-called wearables, in various industrial environments. One of the major goals is to investigate the user acceptance of wearables. Furthermore methods for user interaction and processes suited to wearables in industry will be identified. It seems to be essential to have methods to detect the work context and have a general architecture of wearables as well as a hardware and software platform for the implementation of wearables. This will be the basis for the four industrial pilot applications, variant production, the clinical path way, maintenance and emergency.
In variant production the challenge will be the information integration and the intelligent information presentation. For the clinical pathway the focus will be on intelligent information logistics and context aware collaboration. The maintenance scenario will have its focal point on context detection and intelligent manuals. The focus of the emergency activity field will be the collaborative planning and interaction using wearable devices.
The Wearable Computing Lab leads the Wearable Computer Systems activity field of the project and will provide and adapt its QBIC next generation wearable computing platform for the use of the project. It also participates in the development of the Wearable Computing Roadmap of the wearIT@work project. Furthermore, the Wearable Computing Lab is among the leading project partners in the Context activity field, dealing with low level signal processing, features extraction and low level activity recognition.
Project Homepage of wearIT@work
TZI - Technologie-Zentrum Informatik, Universität Bremen
Fraunhofer - Institut Angewandte Informationstechnik
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