Preliminary investigation of wearable computers for task guidance in aircraft inspection

Jennifer J. Ockerman, Amy R. Pritchett

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Abstract

This paper describes a preliminary investigation of how the capabilities of wearable computers may be used to provide task guidance in mobile environments. Specifically, this study examined how the capabilities of wearable computers may be used to aid a user in an inspection task, using as a case study the procedural task of preflight inspection of a general aviation aircraft. Two different configurations of a computer-based, voice-Activated task guidance system and the current method of preflight inspection were compared and evaluated. Initial results demonstrate an over reliance on the computer by the pilots and indicate the importance of the user interface design to the performance of the inspectors. The paper concludes with recommendations on promising directions of research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2nd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 1998
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages33-40
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0818690747
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Event2nd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 1998 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Oct 19 1998Oct 20 1998

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Wearable Computers, Digest of Papers
Volume1998-October

Other

Other2nd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 1998
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period10/19/9810/20/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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