wearIT(at)work - Towards Real Life Industrial Applications of Wearable Computing

Conference: IFAWC 2007 - 4th International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing 2007
03/12/2007 - 03/13/2007 at Tel Aviv, Israel

Proceedings: IFAWC 2007

Pages: 12Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Boronowsky, Michael; Herzog, Otthein; Knackfuß, Peter; Lawo, Michael (TZI – Universität Bremen, Am Fallturm 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany)

Wearable computing means a paradigm shift: instead of working at the computer users are supported by computing systems in their primary tasks. Currently wearable computing is still a technology of niches and in a laboratory stage. However, with wearIT@work a project dedicated to applications was launched by the European Commission (EC IP 004216). The first 30 months of this project are over and industrial demonstrators, evaluations and results are available. In this paper results of the second development cycle are presented. The influence of the strong end user involvement in the design process led to results in the four application domains of maintenance, production, healthcare and emergency response with a maturity beyond simple prototypes.