augmented reality

Viewing what should be there is often as important as seeing what is there, and with augmented reality (AR) technology new assistive technologies are driving the interfaces of the future

Augmented Reality HoloLens


Prototype a Media Helmet for MobiPV Implemented Using MS HoloLens

The MobiPV augmented reality project (AR) was conceived as a way to clearly identify the critical areas where AR technology can add value, as well as to start the definition of a generic architecture and workflow (going from Space Engineering Data to the final AR application) in order to fit AR technologies within the Space domain. Today, ESA’s astronauts use it to help them prepare for life on the International Space Station, practicing space walks and operating payloads in zero-gravity – all while never leaving the ground. AR actively works with the user’s circumstances; superimposing digital information directly on real objects, settings and maps and allowing people to process the digital and physical simultaneously, improving their ability to absorb it, make decisions and act more quickly.

The objective of the activity is to complement the current flight operator interface with a wireless media helmet. The media helmet shall be the commercial item Microsoft HoloLens. The software will implement a Natural User Interface (NUI), that is a conventional graphical user interface (GUI) on the HoloLens display surface, complemented with speech input / output, and gesture recognition for user interface commanding.

For more information see: ESA


Mobile Procedure Viewer

Skytek is developing the second generation of mobiPV project with the European Space Agency (ESA). The MobiPV project brings IPV to a smartphone to allow greater mobility & flexibility for the astronauts, but also to add extra features, such as two-way video communication and real time collaboration.

mobiPV technology offers wireless operation, voice navigation and real-time video streaming of crew work activities as well as procedures. The system is  aimed at  optimizing crew efficiency on board the ISS.


For information see: NASA

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