Wearable Computing and Mobile Workers: The Aeronautic Maintenance Showcase in the WearIT@Work Project

Conference: IFAWC 2006 - 3rd International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing 2006
03/15/2006 - 03/16/2006 at Bremen, Germany

Proceedings: IFAWC 2006

Pages: 12Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bo, Giancarlo; Lorenzon, Andrea (GIUNTI Interactive Labs S.r.l. – Via Portobello, Abbazia dell’Annunziata, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy)
Chevassus, Nicolas (EADS - Corporate Research Center France, 12, Rue Pasteur, BP 76, 92152 Suresnes Cedex, France)
Blondel, Valerie (AIRBUS CIMPA - 4, Avenue Didier Daurat, 31700 Blagnac Cedex, France)

WearIT@Work is an Integrated Project co-funded by the European Commission under the Information Society Technologies 6th Framework Programme. As a general objective, WearIT@Work aims to develop a mobile computing platform that supports complex tasks with limited and multimodal human-machine interaction and thereby enables mobile professionals to keep their attention focused on the interaction with the work environment. Wearable mobile computing can empower professionals to higher levels of productivity by providing more seamless and effective forms of access to knowledge at the point of work, collaboration and communication. This paper illustrates the ongoing activities and some qualitative preliminary results achieved up to now in the first phase of the project, with respect to a relevant application scenario: the support to maintenance activities in the aeronautic industry.