Project Description

“5G Inklusion 4.0” is one of 13 projects selected for funding by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the 5G.NRW competition.

5G is seen as a key technology to accelerate the digital transformation of economy and society. Besides significantly higher data transfer rates, it allows for real-time transmission and the networking of machines, facilities, and robots in the industry.

“5G Inklusion 4.0” seeks to provide answers to the question of how the networking of digital assistance systems with 5G can complement existing support systems for individuals with cognitive impairments.

Project Objectives

As part of a test bed, various applications will be developed, tested, and evaluated within a 5G campus application.

5G-capable digital assistance systems, such as Smart Glasses and Pick-by-Light systems, will be used. These systems explain and visualize work steps as they are carried out.

In addition to technical issues and questions of acceptance, the focus is especially on researching how to effectively integrate 5G-based assistance systems into tasks like manual assembly, logistics, packaging, and picking.

The insights gained from the research project, within a 5G campus network at the location of the Iserlohner Werkstätten, will be transferred to external workplaces at a later date, once a comprehensive 5G network is available.

Partners in this project are:

  • Society for Education and Profession e.V. – GBB, Dortmund
  • Iserlohner Werkstätten gGmbH, Iserlohn
  • University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) Campus Iserlohn

Contact persons

Dr. Bärbel Winter
Head of Research Area Digital Media
Gesellschaft für Bildung und Beruf e.V. – GBB

T: +49 (0)177 6 03 74 60

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Kay Sendelbach
Research Associate
University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE)
Campus Iserlohn

T: +49 (0)1575 7 52 03 87