Andreas with MobiPV headset before his mission. Credits: ESA–J. Harrod CC BY SA IGO 3.0
Today’s mobiPV experiment for iriss will be one of the last Andreas does on the International Space Station – this time. The team behind the technology demonstration introduce their hardware that they have prepared for space testing:
Wow! We cannot believe we’re at the European Astronaut Centre waiting to watch Andreas Mogensen use our mobiPV system live on the International Space Station! As developers, we have sweated it out to make sure every piece of hardware and software has passed the challenging process of space qualification. Now seeing the system actually on the Space Station is an awesome feeling!
The mobiPV system.
mobiPV, or mobile Procedure Viewer, is a wearable system that does many things. Its primary purpose is to allow our astronauts to access and execute science experiment procedures on-the-go instead of being on a traditional laptop at a fixed location. With mobiPV procedures can be viewed hands free on a wrist-mounted smartphone and on an iPad and with a heads up using Google Glass (yeah! the first to ever fly out of Earth’s atmosphere).
mobiPV also enables astronauts to stream their view to ...