On April 10 2019, the WEKIT Community went through a review by the European Commission. The project officer and two independent experts reviewed every outcome of the WEKIT project and concluded that the work was well done!
In this article, we present the highlights of the project that were presented to the experts at the review. Our team from 12 partner organizations collaborated over a period of three years to achieve these results.
The WEKIT Framework – an industrial training methodology designed for augmented reality smart glasses and wearable sensors, presented by Roland Klemke.
Augmented Reality Learning Experience Model – ARLEM is an integrated conceptual model that describes interactions between the physical world, the user, and digital information, the context for AR-assisted learning and other parameters of the environments an IEEE standard association working group P1589, co-chaired and presented by Fridolin Wild.
Original wearable printed circuit board, a system for post analysis of AR-based learning and biofeedback data and a dashboard that provides live display of sensor data, presented by Mark Ransley.
Experience capturing is a key part of the WEKIT.one prototype, a powerful authoring tool that uses spatial user interfaces to allows creating training content according to the ARLEM standard by demonstrating the necessary steps, without post-processing required, presented by Puneet Sharma.
Experience re-enactment is another key part of the WEKIT.one prototype that allows to replay earlier created recordings of experience – ARLEM files stored in a cloud repository, providing different options of the user interface, presented by Kaj Helin.
Wearable Design Solutions – two sensor-containing garments developed designed based on participatory design workshops that involved leading industry experts in aviation, medical engineering and space, presented by Carl Smith, Jazz Rasool and Brigitta Zigs.
Ghost track – an original instructional design method that allows visualization of the whole-body movement of an expert or the earlier recording of a trainee for imitation and reflection, presented by Daniele Di Mitri.
Community and outreach
Community-building and outreach activities have culminated at the Augmented World Expo Europe 2018, where the WEKIT prototype has been demonstrated and Fridolin Wild gave a keynote, presented by Ralf Klamma.
In the second evaluation cycle of industrial trials in aviation 86 participants used the WEKIT platform to create learning experience and trained themselves on a procedure for Beechcraft B200 maintenance dedicated to the replacement of the nose landing gear wheel, presented by Aleksander Simonsen.
The second evaluation cycle of industrial trials in healthcare involved 114 participants who used the WEKIT platform to create learning experience and trained themselves to perform a carotid ultrasound examination with quality intima media thickness measurements on different types of equipment, presented by Marco Fruscione.
In the second evaluation cycle of industrial trials in space 199 participants used the WEKIT platform to create learning experience and trained to perform a procedure derived from the future manned exploration activities, dedicated to the recharge of the batteries of a Mars Rover before starting an exploration mission on the planet, presented by Liliana Ravagnolo.
Management of the team effort, organization of consortium meetings, quality assurance and communication with the European Commission, presented by Maurizio Megliola.
Roadmap and sustainability
The WEKIT roadmap sets out the key driving factors, actions and timeframes that will enable WEKIT to shape knowledge-intensive training practices, technologies, standards and business models in many industries. The WEKIT ECS is a new startup that will continue working with experience capturing and AR-based training, based on the outcomes of the project, presented by Mikhail Fominykh.
The achievemtns of the project would not have been possible without each and every one of the WEKIT team! Over 50 people have been working on the project, representing 12 organizations of the WEKIT consortium.