Digest of Papers. First International Symposium on Wearable Computers (1997)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Oct. 13, 1997 to Oct. 14, 1997
Rainer Daude , Aachen University of Technology
Manfred Weck , Aachen University of Technology
To address the most critical problem areas of skilled workers at machine tools with suitable interaction devices, a mobile approach support system is being developed. This system consists of a head-mounted display (HMD), a speech processing unit, a wearable PC as the command unit for these components, and a control pendant with force-feedback control elements. The whole system communicates with the numerical control of the machine tool via a wireless, IrDA-compatible infrared transmission. In an usability study, the majority of the participants approved the HMD as well as the force-feedback technology as innovative components of future human-machine- interfaces.
Human-Machine interface, machine tools, wearable computer, head-mounted display, speech processing, force feedback control elements, wireless infrared data transmission, IrDA
M. Weck and R. Daude, "Mobile Approach Support System for Future Machine Tools," Digest of Papers. First International Symposium on Wearable Computers(ISWC), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1997, pp. 24.