Changes of HCI Methods towards the Development Process of Wearable Computing Solutions

  • Ingrid Rügge
  • Carmen Ruthenbeck
  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5619)


Logistics is a dynamic and heterogeneous application area for wearable computing. In this paper, wearable computing technologies are examined as basis for a support system for mobile workers at an automobile terminal under the new paradigm of autonomous controlled logistics. An appropriate wearable computing system has to fulfil different system requirements with respect to the mobile work process and the bodily conditions of the user. Therefore the requirements of wearable computing systems were defined in a participatory process with the users.


Autonomous Control Logistics Mobile Usability Mobile Work Process Requirement-Monitoring User-Centred Design Wearable Computing 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    European Integrated Project wearIT@work – Empowering the Mobile Worker with Wearable Computing,
  2. 2.
    Rügge, I.: Mobile Solutions – Einsatzpotenziale, Nutzungsprobleme und Lösungsansätze. DUV/Teubner Research, Wiesbaden (2007)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Herzog, O., Boronowsky, M., Rügge, I., Glotzbach, U., Lawo, M.: The Future of Mobile Computing: R&D Activities in the State of Bremen. Internet Research 17(5) (2007); Special issue: TERENA conference 2007, pp. 495–504 (2007) Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Böse, F., Windt, K.: Autonomously Controlled Storage Allocation. In: Hülsmann, M., Windt, K. (eds.) Understanding Autonomous Cooperation and Control in Logistics - The Impact on Management, Information and Communication and Material Flow, pp. 351–363. Springer, Heidelberg (2007)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Scholz-Reiter, B., Windt, K., Kolditz, J., Böse, F., Hildebrandt, T., Philipp, T., Höhns, H.: New Concepts of Modelling and Evaluating Autonomous Logistic Processes. In: Chryssolouris, G., Mourtzis, D. (eds.) Manufacturing, Modelling, Management and Control. IFAC Workshop Series. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam (2006)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Scholz-Reiter, B., Windt, K., Freitag, M.: Autonomous Logistic Processes – New Demands and First Approaches. In: Proceeding of 37th CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, Budapest, pp. 357–362 (2004)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Rhodes, B.J.: The Wearable Remembrance Agent: A System for Augmented Memory. In: 1st International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Cambridge, pp. 123–128 (1997)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Beyer, H., Holtzblatt, K.: Contextual design: defining customer-centered systems. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco (1998)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Nielsen, J., Mack, R.L. (eds.): Usability inspection methods. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Chichester (1994)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Baber, C.: Wearable Computers: A Human Factors Review. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 13(2), 123–145 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Gemperle, F., Kasabach, C., Stivoric, J., Bauer, M., Martin, R.: Design for Wearability. In: The Second International Symposium on Wearable Computers, pp. 116–122. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos (1998)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Böse, F., Lampe, W., Scholz-Reiter, B.: Netzwerk für Millionen Räder. FasTEr - Eine Transponderlösung macht mobil. RFID im Blick, Sonderausgabe RFID in Bremen, pp. 20–23 (2006)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Böse, F., Piotrowski, J., Windt, K.: Selbststeuerung in der Automobil-Logistik. Industriemanagement 20, 37–40 (2005)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    DIN 61000-3-2, Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) Teil 3-2: Grenzwerte - Grenzwerte für Oberschwingungsströme (Geräte-Eingangsstrom =< 16 A je Leiter)(IEC 61000-3-2:2005). VDE Verlag, Berlin (2006)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    DIN 61000-3-3, Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) Teil 3-3: Grenzwerte - Begrenzung von Spannungsänderungen, Spannungsschwankungen und Flicker in öffentlichen Niederspannungs-Versorgungsnetzen für Geräte mit einem Bemessungsstrom 16 A je Leiter, die keiner Sonderanschlussbedingung unterliegen. VDE Verlag, Berlin (2006)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Rügge
    • 1
  • Carmen Ruthenbeck
    • 2
  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
    • 2
  1. 1.Mobile Research CenterGermany
  2. 2.CRC 637, University of BremenBremenGermany

Personalised recommendations