From AMI@Work Communities Wiki
 Dr. Michael Boronowsky
 My Research Topics
 My Communities
- AMI@Work (go to space)
- Living Labs Open Innovation Community (go to space)
- Collaboration@Work (go to space)
- Knowledge@Work (go to space)
- Mobility@Work (go to space)
- Rural@Work (go to space)
 Relevant interest areas
Empowerment of the moible worker Wearable Computing Mobile Solutions Practical applications of Ambient Intelligence
 Objectives for workshop/community participation
Use of technolgy to build tools that support the real needs of a worker. Strengthening the position of the european worker and understand how to drive a process that will lead to the empowered european knowledge worker of the near future.
 Initial vision regarding what/how should the AMI@Work family help to create in Europe by 2010
One interesting point to discuss will be the useful applications of wearable computing to support mobile work processes:
Wearable mobile computing empowers professionals to higher levels of productivity. It provides effective forms of access to knowledge and computing power anywhere and in any situation. The new technology-paradigm meets the growing demand on European professionals to become more flexible and efficient in an increasingly challenging work environment. Wearable computing will improve productivity because it allows workers to complete more complex tasks in less time and with less effort. There is a need to develop a core technology in the transition of the European economy to a service-centred economy, as a result of which new jobs and economic growth in Europe will be generated. Europe should take the lead in exploiting this unique potential of job creation, job enhancement, and economic growth. Because the mobile computing solutions of today are still too complex, too obtrusive, and too demanding on the user to be seamlessly integrated into complex workprocesses, their usability in industrial scenarios and their acceptance by the workers is still limited.
So, how will a realistic future scenario look like - not driven by technology and with a deep understanding of the role that the human takes within new technological opportunities.