Selected as European Commission’s success story!

The European Union supports cooperation between businesses and educational institutions, which is reflected in many new findings. It is especially important to research new technologies, which enables new findings and possibilities for practical application. We also decided to participate in an interdisciplinary creative path to knowledge project titled Analysis of the effects of smart glasses on vision and productivity: commissioner case study, where we collaborated with students and their mentors from three faculties. The project was later selected as a success story by the European Commission.

Project description:

A team of students from the faculties of logistics, mechanical engineering, and medicine, in cooperation with the company Špica International with working mentors Andrej Planina and Dejan Reichmann, and led by doc. dr. Brigita Gajšek and Assoc. prof. dr. Nataša Vujica Herzog performed the work of commissioner in the premises of LANPS (Laboratory for Production Systems Planning), and the measurement of vision in the health center Adolf Drolc Maribor under the mentorship of Amer Beharic, an ophthalmologist. The objectives of the project were to check the impact of the eyeglasses on the worker's eyesight and to identify the effects on productivity brought by the introduction of smart eyewear when working in the warehouse, instead of portable scanners and ordering sheets.

The project was carried out in an improvised warehouse in which the smart glasses Vuzix M300 were used. The software used by the smart glasses was our own HydraWarehouse as they are fully compatible with Android-based applications.

Shorter description of the glasses can be found on our Blog here.

Project findings:

Smart glasses enabled working based on 'Pick-by-Vision', which was further enabled by our HydraWarehouse software. Combined they enabled higher efficiency by picking, as hands-free use eliminates the time needed to put down the scanner or ordering sheet. The use of smart glasses also enables a graphical representation of the item and guiding through the warehouse, which further decreases the time needed to fulfill an order. According to the findings obtained from the measurements of vision, it can be concluded that working with smart glasses does not have any long-lasting consequences on the person's sight.