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RTRMA

We are partnering up with the Belgian Navy in the development of an innovation project around the use of smart glasses for Real-Time Remote Maintenance Assistance (RTRMA). The goal is to develop a solution to make communication between onboard technicians and remote experts easier when executing maintenance tasks at sea.

Proposed system:
Two components are proposed: i) the system for the technician, or maintenance operator, featuring Iristick Z1 smart glasses and a dedicated smartphone app, and ii) the system for the expert, with a dedicated web app. Thanks to the central camera of the smart glasses, the technician streams a video of what they see directly in real-time. The expert can then assist, capture images, annotate and send various documentation back to the onboard technician.

Funding:
Funded by the Royal Higher Institute for Defence, with support from the Belgian Navy.

Duration:
2019 – 2021

Contributors:
Rob Haelterman
Charles Hamesse

Publications

2020
  • C. Hamesse, J. Nelis, R. Haelterman and S. Lo Bue, “Lessons Learned and New Research Opportunities in Immersive Technologies for Defence Applications” Sci-Fi IT 2020.