A wearable technology—including a head mounted display that can be used on Earth or in space—would provide visual communication and augmented reality information to its user. Operating “hands free” means engineers and technicians can call up user manuals and procedures as well as record activities and progress for safety and quality assurance.
The IDEAS device would allow users to have access to and modify critical information on a transparent, interactive display in a nonobstructed field of view without taking their eyes or hands off the work in front of them. The proposed technology would dramatically improve the user’s situational awareness, thus improving safety and efficiency. Once the technology is proven initially for ground operations, it can be transitioned for use in many other areas, ranging from laboratory research to in-space mission operations, as well as to commercial manufacturing.
This KSC team was one of four selected from across the Agency as part of STMD’s Early Career Initiative (ECI) pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early-career NASA technologists by engaging them in hands-on technology development opportunities needed for future missions.
Read more about IDEAS on page 5 of NASA’s IT Talk Magazine, January – March 2015 issue.
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