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2012 16th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (1997)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Oct. 13, 1997 to Oct. 14, 1997
ISBN: 0-8186-8192-6
pp: 31
Erika Rogers , Multimedia in Manufacturing Education Laboratory
Chris Thompson , Multimedia in Manufacturing Education Laboratory
Lawrence J. Najjar , Multimedia in Manufacturing Education Laboratory
Jennifer J. Ockerman , Multimedia in Manufacturing Education Laboratory
ABSTRACT
A new paradigm of continuous learning and support using a wearable computer is presented. The features of a Wearable Electronic Performance Support System (WEPSS) are contrasted with more traditional training and support approaches. Our goal is to support mobile factory personnel in accomplishing complex technical tasks. Such a system allows workers to ask for advice, receive instruction, access productivity tools, communicate with others, and assess their knowledge on a continuous basis in a mobile environment. We call this concept Factory Automation Support Technology (FAST). Using a wearable computer, workers interact with local and remote learning and support resources as they move throughout a facility. An architecture is described embodying the concepts presented and initial efforts to realize the system are described.
INDEX TERMS
Wearable computer, electronic performance support, training, learning, factory automation, maintenance.
CITATION
Erika Rogers, Chris Thompson, Lawrence J. Najjar, Jennifer J. Ockerman, "Factory Automation Support Technology (FAST): A New Paradigm of Continuous Learning and Support Using a Wearable", 2012 16th International Symposium on Wearable Computers, vol. 00, no. , pp. 31, 1997, doi:10.1109/ISWC.1997.629916
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