WEKIT industrial trials 2017 – astronaut training

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 ““astronaut training” is presented in this video).

At ALTEC (a service provider for the Italian Space Agency) WEKIT tested a procedure for setting up stowage racks for use by astronauts on the International Space Station. Trainees were tracked as they installed the equipment, monitoring their efficiency on every step as well as their heart-rate variability.

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.