WEKIT industrial trials 2017 – aircraft maintenance

A trans-European team of researchers and developers is transforming industrial learning and training with the use of innovative Augmented Reality and Wearable Technology (AR/WT).

The new WEKIT.one AR system, involving the Hololens and other wearable devices, was recently put into action for the first time when it was tested with 142 experts and trainees at three separate organisations.

Throughout the trials, specially developed applications for both the experts and novices were used and feedback was collected to assess the suitability and acceptance of the system in three distinct scenarios (one of them “aircraft maintenance” is presented in this video).

Medics and engineers at the Arctic town of Tromsø performed equipment checks on the aircraft used as emergency responders in the region. More than 50 participants donned the Hololens and used the WEKIT training application to carry out the checks. The system walked them through the air ambulance with the aid of holograms and audio instructions and gave them real-time feedback on their progress.

The trainees and experts involved in the trial evaluated specific features of the prototype and the training approach, technology acceptance, system usability, user satisfaction of training with AR glasses and human-computer interface, and simulation sickness.