Servicio de Información Comunitario sobre Investigación y Desarrollo - CORDIS

FP6 wearIT@work logo

wearIT@work

Project ID: 004216
Financiado con arreglo a

Empowering the mobile worker by wearable computing

Desde 2004-06-01 hasta 2009-05-31, proyecto cerrado | wearIT@work Sitio web

Detalles del proyecto

Coste total:

EUR 23 375 850

Aportación de la UE:

EUR 14 297 149

Coordinado en:

Germany

Convocatoria de propuestas:

FP6-2003-IST-2See other projects for this call

Régimen de financiación:

IP - Integrated Project

Description

Why not wear your computer to work?

Wearing computers and computer-controlled devices in the workplace is becoming increasingly popular and is set to become commonplace.

Thanks in large part to work being done by European researchers, wearable computers – or simply ‘wearables’ – come in many forms. These include computers on a belt, spectacles with video displays and location devices stored in shoes.

The devices are all designed to make work easier, quicker and often safer for people in environments where using even a handheld computer is not a viable option.

Originally launched in 2004, the WearIT@work project, is now in its third phase and is still going strong. The project team has focused on developing a new paradigm for wearable mobile computing.

Researchers aim to support complex tasks with a minimum of human-machine interaction, allowing people to focus instead on their work environments.

Field testing prototypes

Initially, four different fields were chosen for pilot studies – healthcare, emergency response, aircraft maintenance, and production management and training. Having set up initial showcases for the projects, the researchers then developed and tested system prototypes, with the final stage being a full-scale industrial pilot.

In healthcare, WearIT@work set out to develop a system that would improve the availability of information in real time. The system also aims to improve communication, data sharing, data management and information documentation among healthcare professionals.

The prototype system is a textile integrated input device that is able to communicate with fixed infrastructure, such as bedside displays and portable devices. Users have access to all available patient information at any time and anywhere in the hospital.

Vision of the future

The researchers envisage a future when doctors and nurses will wear similar equipment everywhere they work, in surgeries and on home visits, as well as in hospitals. They also forecast that convalescents and the elderly will be equipped with wearables allowing medical staff to monitor and advise them.

For the emergency services pilot, which concentrated on fire services, the researchers had several different challenges to meet. They developed a navigation system prototype called LifeNet. The prototype gives a mission controller an exact location fix of everybody during a fire, and helps track them in real time as they move around.

Improved communications between individual fire fighters and with the control centre was achieved via a software component that creates ad-hoc networks using whatever systems happen to be available.

Another software algorithm allows the fire fighters to control the wearable system through voice commands.

Aircraft maintenance vest

The maintenance pilot test involved equipping aircraft maintenance personnel with a vest integrated with a variety of wearable technologies. For the fourth pilot, workers on a car production line were given all of the information they required to perform production tasks.

Overall, the project resulted in a technological repository of hardware and software wearable solutions for an increasing number of workplace scenarios.

Objetivo

Wearable mobile computing empowers professionals to higher levels of productivity. It provides effective forms of access to knowledge and computing power anywhere and in any situation. The new technology-paradigm meets the growing demand on European professionals to become more flexible and efficient in an increasingly challenging work environment. Wearable computing will improve productivity because it allows workers to complete more complex tasks in less time and with less effort. wearIT@work will develop a core technology in the transition of the European economy to a service-centred economy, as a result of which new jobs and economic growth in Europe will be generated. Europe should take the lead in exploiting this unique potential of job creation, job enhancement, and economic growth. Because the mobile computing solutions of today are still too complex, too obtrusive, and too demanding on the user to be seamlessly integrated into complex work-processes, their usability in industrial scenarios and their acceptance by the workers is still limited. wearIT@work takes the next important step of innovation: it will develop a new paradigm for wearable mobile computing that supports complex tasks with a minimum of human-machine interaction and thereby enables mobile professionals to keep their attention focused on the interaction with the work environment. A new software and hardware platform will be created in which professionals can be mobile and at the same time fully integrated into the surrounding IT infrastructure.The new technology will have a long-term impact on the organization of individual and collaborative work and create new ways to organize work. The feasibility of the wearIT@work approach will be tested in a set of real-world pilot applications. In a close feedback-loop, experiences made in the pilots will be used to optimize methods and tools and to prove the usability of wearable mobile computing in industrial settings.

Contacto del coordinador

Otthein HERZOG, (Project coordinator)
Tel.: +49-421218-7090
Fax: +49-421218-7196
Correo electrónico

Coordinador

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 2 284 165


Universitaetsalle 21-23
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Otthein Herzog
Tel.: +49-421218-7090
Fax: +49-421218-7196
Correo electrónico

Participantes

SYSTEMA HUMAN INFORMATION SYSTEMS GMBH
Austria

Aportación de la UE: EUR 252 500


Pachergasse 4
4400 Steyr
Austria
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Felix Frick
Tel.: +43-72525871562
Fax: +43-72521700
Correo electrónico
OBEROESTERREICHISCHE GESUNDHEITS- UND SPITALS-AG
Austria

Aportación de la UE: EUR 289 032


Hafenstrasse 47-51
A-4020 Linz
Austria
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Reinhard Koller
Tel.: +43505546020710
Fax: +435055460411
Correo electrónico
ROSENBAUER INTERNATIONAL AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria

Aportación de la UE: EUR 347 202


PASCHINGER STRASSE 90
4060 LEONDING
Austria
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Hubert Heissl
Tel.: +43-732-6794526
Fax: +43-732-679474
Correo electrónico
INSTITUT FUER MEDIZINISCHE INFORMATIK UND TECHNIK TIROL, GMBH
La participación finalizó
Austria

Aportación de la UE: EUR 290 000


INNRAIN 98
6020 INNSBRUCK
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Paul Lukowicz
Tel.: +43-508648-3805
Fax: +43-508648-3928
MULTITEL ASBL
Belgium

Aportación de la UE: EUR 463 125


RUE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE 2
7000 MONS
Belgium
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: St�ane Deketelaere
Tel.: +32 65 374772
Fax: +32 65 374729
Correo electrónico
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Switzerland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 507 000


RAEMISTRASSE 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Gerhard Tr�ster
Tel.: +41-1-6323964
Fax: +41-1-6321210
Correo electrónico
SKODA AUTO A.S.
Czech Republic

Aportación de la UE: EUR 54 733


V�ava Klementa 869
Mlad�oleslav
Czech Republic
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: J�rgen Kleeeis
Tel.: +420326817273
Fax: +420326817393
Correo electrónico
EUROPAEISCHES MICROSOFT INNOVATIONS CENTER GMBH
La participación finalizó
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 288 900


RITTERSTRASSE 23
52072 AACHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: G�tz-Philip Brasche
Tel.: +49 241 9978412
Fax: +49 241 9978477
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 107 500


Warburger Stra� 100
33098 Paderborn
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: J�rgen Gausemeier
Tel.: +49 5251 606266
Fax: +49 5251 606268
Correo electrónico
SONY INTERNATIONAL (EUROPE) GMBH
La participación finalizó
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


Kemperplatz 1
D-10785 Berlin
Germany
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Peter Buchner
Tel.: +49 711 5858210
Fax: +49 711 5858598
SAP AG
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 524 025


NEUROTTSTRASSE 16
69190 WALLDORF
Germany
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Lutz Heuser
Tel.: +49 6227 761753
Fax: +49 6227 740964
Correo electrónico
BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 305 923


HOCHSCHULRING 20
28359 BREMEN
Germany
Contacto administrativo: Ernesto Morales Kluge
Tel.: +49 4212185580
Fax: +49 4212185640
Correo electrónico
Universität Passau
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 200 400


INNSTRASSE 41
94032 PASSAU
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Walter Schweitzer
Correo electrónico
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 601 903


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUENCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Markus Klann
Tel.: +49-2241-142152
Fax: +49-2241-142146
Correo electrónico
UNITY AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT FUER UNTERNEHMENSFUEHRUNG UND INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 453 900


LINDBERGHRING 1
33142 BUEREN
Germany
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Holger Krumm
Tel.: +492955743268
Fax: +492955743299
INFOCONSULT GESELLSCHAFT FUER INFORMATIONSTECHNIK MBH
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 608 764


Universitaetsallee 17
D-28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Peter Knackfuss
Tel.: +49 421 3306480
Fax: +49 421 3306489
VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG IN DER FREIEN HANSESTADT BREMEN E.V.
La participación finalizó
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 281 277


Wilhelm-Herbst-Strasse 5
28335 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Ernesto Morales Kluge
Tel.: +49 4212185580
Fax: +49 4212185640
Correo electrónico
DOCOMO COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 178 750


LANDSBERGERSTRASSE 312
80687 MUENCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Christian Prehofer
Tel.: +49-89-56824223
Fax: +49-89-56824300
Correo electrónico
BREMER INVESTITIONS-GESELLSCHAFT MBH
La participación finalizó
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 51 680


LANGENSTRASSE 2-4
28195 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Dieter Voss
Tel.: +49 421 9600328
Fax: +49 421 9600832
BIA BREMER INNOVATIONS-AGENTUR GMBH
La participación finalizó
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 24 320


Langenstr. 2-4
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Cornelia Hamann
Tel.: +49 421 9600323
Fax: +49 421 9600830
SIEMENS BUSINESS SERVICES GMBH & CO. OHG
La participación finalizó
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 218 837


OTTO-HAHN-RING 6
81739 MUENCHEN
Germany
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Heinz-Josef Eikerling
Tel.: +49/5251/606133
Fax: +49/5251/606065
Correo electrónico
CARL ZEISS
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 505 050


Carl-Zeiss-Str. 4-54
73447 OBERKOCHEN
Germany
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Frank Hoeller
Tel.: +49-7364-204399
Fax: +49-7364-202375
Correo electrónico
SIEMENS AG
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 303 770


Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Wolfgang Thronicke
Tel.: +49521606174
Fax: +49521606065
Correo electrónico
MOBILE INTERNET TECHNOLOGY A/S
Denmark

Aportación de la UE: EUR 223 250


HVEDEMARKEN
DK-3520 Farum
Denmark
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Christian Zilstorff
Tel.: +45 44 99 01 04
Fax: +45 44 99 01 34
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 377 975


AVENIDA OTAOLA 20
20600 EIBAR
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: I�KI MAURTUA ORMAETXEA
Tel.: 34943206744
Fax: 34943202757
Correo electrónico
EKAHAU OY
La participación finalizó
Finland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 6 924


Tammasaarenlaituri 3
00180 Helsinki
Finland
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Jarmo Ikonen
Tel.: +358 207 435920
Fax: +358 207435919
THALES COMMUNICATIONS SA
France

Aportación de la UE: EUR 460 760


160 BOULEVARD DE VALMY
92700 COLOMBES
France
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Fran�s CAPMAN
Tel.: +33 1 46132963
Fax: +33 1 46132555
Correo electrónico
PREFECTURE DE POLICE DE PARIS
France

Aportación de la UE: EUR 54 353


1, Place Jules Renard
75823 Paris
France
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Joseph DUPRE LA TOUR
Tel.: 0147546870
Fax: 0147546886
Correo electrónico
EADS CCR
La participación finalizó
France

Aportación de la UE: EUR 117 614


37, BOULEVARD DE MONTMORENCY
75781 PARIS
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Pascale HUGUES
Tel.: 33(1)561184726
Fax: 33(0)561187611
Correo electrónico
IONIAN TECHN LTD.
Greece

Aportación de la UE: EUR 263 400


93 Riga Feraiou St.
26221 Patras
Greece
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: BILL VASSILIADIS
Tel.: +30 2610 622655
Fax: +30 2610 272425
Correo electrónico
NIKOLAOS PETRAKOPOULOS EBAE
La participación finalizó
Greece

Aportación de la UE: EUR 11 499


PANEPISTIMIOU 59
10564 ATHENS
Greece
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Polychronis Tzerefos
Tel.: +30 2103727759
Fax: +30 2103223694
Correo electrónico
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 124 700


ROSSA AVENUE, BISHOPSTOWN
CORK
Ireland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Dirk Pesch
Tel.: +353 21 4326377
Fax: +353 21 4326625
Correo electrónico
EDNA PASHER PHD & ASSOCIATES MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT LTD
Israel

Aportación de la UE: EUR 333 750


31 ZOHAR TAL ST.
46741 HERZLIYA PITI'ACH
Israel
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Edna Pasher
Tel.: +972-9-9551512
Fax: +972-9-9546184
TEAM TECNOLOGIA ENERGIA AMBIENTE MATERIALI S.R.L.
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 224 400


Via G. Marconi, 46
21027 Ispra (Varese)
Italy
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Tayyab ABBAS SHAMSI
Tel.: +39-0332-781777
Fax: +39-0332-780802
Correo electrónico
COMUNITA MONTANA DELLA LUNIGIANA
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 20 600


PIAZZA DE GASPERI 17
54013 FIVIZZANO
Italy
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Alcide Baldassini
Tel.: +39 0585942011
Fax: +39 0585948080
Correo electrónico
KARADA ITALIA S.R.L.
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 86 750


Via L. Da Vinci 190
50059 Sovigliana - Vinci (FI)
Italy
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Filippo Pagliai
Tel.: +39 0571 50061
Fax: +39 0571 509640
Correo electrónico
TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 85 745


VIA FRIGIA 27
20126 MILANO
Italy
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Sergio Gusmeroli
Tel.: +390225771310
Fax: +390225771828
Correo electrónico
GRADO ZERO ESPACE SRL
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 198 250


VIA VIII MARZO 8
50053 EMPOLI
Italy
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: SILVIO CAMPIGLI
Tel.: 00390571902473
Fax: 00390571509640
ACTVALUE CONSULTING & SOLUTIONS SRL
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 99 385


VIALE BIANCA MARIA
20129 MILANO
Italy
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Luca Zanella
Tel.: +39 0293464224
Fax: +39 0293464230
Correo electrónico
HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 624 000


VIA G. DI VITTORIO, 9
20063 CERNUSCO SUL NAVIGLIO
Italy
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: Marco Di Girolamo
Tel.: +39-02-92123218
Fax: +39-02-92123993
Correo electrónico
STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VOOR DE KUNSTEN UTRECHT
Netherlands

Aportación de la UE: EUR 55 645


LANGE VIESTRAAT 2 B
3511 BK UTRECHT
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: David Crombie
Tel.: +31 356836464
Fax: +31 35683 6480
Correo electrónico
COMARCH S.A.
Poland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 185 782


AL. JANA PAWLA II 39A
31-864 KRAKOW
Poland
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Gregory Kolodziej
Tel.: +48 12 646 1334
Fax: +48 12 646 1400
Correo electrónico
MOBILERA BILISIM VE ILETISIM TEKNOLOJILERI TICARET A.S.
Turkey

Aportación de la UE: EUR 264 000


Buyukdere Cad. Yunus Emre Sok. No:1 Kat:1 4.Levent
34416 Istanbul
Turkey
Activity type:
Contacto administrativo: ZEYNEP SARILAR
Tel.: +902122849104
Fax: +902123240639
IN2 SEARCH INTERFACES DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 46 102


GREAT HAMPTON STREET
B18 6EW BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Contacto administrativo: Georgios Ioannidis
Tel.: +49 4212208236
Fax: +49 1793312286677
Correo electrónico
Síganos en: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Gestionado por la Oficina de Publicaciones de la UE Arriba