Augmented Reality and Astronauts

Student wear augmented reality glasses.

Engineering juniors David Woodward, Tim Stern and Juan Ruiz have developed an augmented reality sofware application that could change the way astronauts communicate in space. Their work is part of the NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technologies (SUITS) Design Challenge, which tasked students to develop a system to provide real-time visual communication via an astronaut's helmet visor. The team was one of only 15 finalists in the nation to compete at the design challenge at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Their work was advised by Robin Pottathuparambil from the CSE department and funded by the College of Engineering Dean's Office.