Dr Fridolin Wild from the Performance Augmentation Lab gave a ring lecture in the postgraduate school ‘Work 4.0’ of North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany, focusing on how Augmented Reality and Wearable solutions can be used to support workers in manufacturing in up-skilling on the job.
The postgraduate school is jointly organised by the universities of Bielefeld and Paderborn, funded by the German Research Society as an interdisciplinary PhD-level research training group. The school sets focus on the development of flexible work environments relevant to the human-centered use of cyber-physical systems. It brings together researchers from various disciplines (including computer science, psychology, business administration, sociology, mechatronics and engineering).
The lecture covered an introduction to the concept of human ‘performance augmentation’, leading from perception and experience over to means for implementing gateway technology to then cover actual demonstrations and evaluation results from pilot trials in WEKIT and related projects.