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wearIT@work - Empowering the mobile worker by wearable computing

With more than 30 partners the European research project wearIT@work is currently the biggest organized research effort in the area of wearable computing. Wearable computing describes the application of hard- and software which is worn like or integrated in clothing and not carried like a cell phone or PDA.

wearIT@work focuses on the application and usability of such solutions in the working environment. Innovative solutions in hard- and software are tested and evaluated by the four industrial and communal partners SKODA, EADS, gespaG, and the firefighter brigade of Paris in four typical scenarios: assembly, maintenance, medical care and emergency services. Optimal performance in the work process with a high gain in efficiency is assured by a strictly user-centered design process.

C-LAB is involved in the area of reusable software components and frameworks for the development of wearable applications. These components will provide a standardized basis for domain specific solutions. Architectures are carefully selected under the conditions imposed by wearable devices and will emerge as a framework with existing and newly conceived service components.

Project funded by: EU, IP
Project duration: 06/2004 - 05/2009
Project partners: Universität Bremen (D), Verein zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung in der freien Hansestadt Bremen e.V. (D), BIA Bremer Innovations-Agentur GmbH (D), ComArch S.A. (PL), DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH (D), EADS CCR (F), EDNA Pasher PH.D and Associates Management Consultants Ltd. (IL), Ekahau Oy (FIN), Ente per le nuove Tecnologie l’energia e l’ambiente (I), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (CH), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (D), Oberösterreichische Gesundheits- und Spital AG (A), Giunti Interactive Labs S.R.L. (I), GRADO Zero Espace Srl (I), Hewlett Packard Italiana SRL (I), InfoConsult Gesellschaft für Informationstechnik mbH (D), Ionian Technologies Ltd (GR), Europäisches Microsoft Innovations Center HmbH (D), Mobile Solution Group GmbH (D), Mobilera Bilisim ve iletisim teknolojileri ticaret A.S. (TR), Mobile Internet Technology A/S (DK), Multitel (B), Fundacion Tekniker (E), Karada Italia (I), Brigade de Sapeur Pompiers de Paris (F), Systema Human Information Systems GesmbH (A), Rosenbauer International AG (A), SAP AG (D), Siemens AG (D), Skoda Auto S.A. (CZ), Sony International (Europe) GmbH (D), TEAM Tecnologia Energia Ambiente Materiali S.r.l. (I), Thales Communications S.A. (F), UNITY Aktiengesellschaft für Unternehmensführung und Informationstechnologie (D), Institut für Medizinische Informatik und Technik Tirol GmbH (A), Carl Zeiss (D), Nikolaos Petrakopolous Commercial Industrial Societe Anonyme (GR), Universität Paderborn (D)
Contact: Dr. Wolfgang Thronicke, C-LAB
Dr. Michael Boronowsky, TZI Bremen, Projectmanager
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