Faculty of Informatics / Mathematics

[Translate to English:] Einblick in den Container MIR (multisensorischer interaktions Raum)

Research study on digital integration and interaction

Digital integration and interaction: a qualification tool for digital immigrants?

The term "digital immigrants" refers to people who were not born or educated in the digital age and struggle with today's digital work and skills. The study aims to support individuals with low literacy skills, language barriers and a lack of familiarity with digital technologies. This is to be achieved through integration into hybrid working environments.

As part of a validation study by the junior research group ProMenTaT, digital qualification tools are being developed that adapt to specific barrier profiles and assess people with different barriers based on tasks of increasing complexity. The project is aimed at digital immigrants and other people with similar skills barriers in order to increase their effectiveness in modern working environments. Skills development will be facilitated with the help of the following technical tools.

1. AVISAR (Adaptive Visual System with Spatial Augmented Reality)
2. MIR (Multisensory Interaction Space)

Participants: Karishma Jagdish Gavali, Elena Stoll, Prof. Rüdiger von der Weth, Prof. Dietrich Kammer, Prof. Dirk Reichelt,

Motivation and background

How can complexity, information processing and thinking processes be fostered to drive the inclusion and interaction of digital immigrants?
The study aims to support individuals faced with language skills and digital technologies to help them succeed in hybrid work environments. It focuses on improving digital skills and work readiness by engaging participants in simulated industrial tasks.

Objective: The main objective is to develop qualification processes and supporting tools that help individuals to cope with these challenges and enable them to find their way in hybrid working environments.

Target audience: The study is aimed at digital immigrants who may need additional support and skills in managing contemporary digital work, as well as having difficulties with language and other related skills.

Study program

Experimental design for the assessment of sensory and cognitive abilities in problem-solving tasks

Our study will involve 60 participants, including 30 with skill barriers and 30 without skill barriers. Competence barriers include language barriers, digital immigrants and low literacy skills. Subjects will undergo a structured program in a multisensory interaction room (MIR) in which they will perform three work tasks of increasing complexity. The tasks range from simple repair of IT components to decision making during power outages and complex problem solving in a simulated factory environment.

The study uses Kirkpatrick's model to assess subjects' immediate reactions, acquisition of knowledge and skills, changes in workplace behavior, stress (measured by skin conductance), and overall impact on organizational performance.


Registration of study participants

For the study, we are actively looking for people who have problems with language skills and are not familiar with digital applications.

All information and registration.


Details of the study

Start on October 7
- One appointment per person with a duration of approx. 2h
- Remuneration: 15€/h
- Location: HTW Dresden

All information and registration.

AVISAR - Adaptive Visual System with Spatial Augmented Reality

The task of the study participants is to carry out simple manual repair tasks using the innovative AVISAR system. AVISAR (eng. for: Adaptive Visual Assistance System using Spatial Augmented Reality for Manual Workplaces in Smart Factories) is an adaptive, inclusive assistance system to support manual work in factories of the future. Despite the high degree of automation in smart factories, certain tasks such as repairs will still require human dexterity and expertise in the future. The AVISAR system supports the repair of incorrectly assembled parts by providing visual assistance. With the help of a projector, the relevant areas are highlighted and repair instructions are displayed that are tailored to the specific repair case and the user.

AVISAR is being developed as part of the sub-project "Concepts for the design of human-machine interfaces in hybrid teams". Our focus is on the implementation of sustainable and human-centered human-machine interaction. Responsible: M.Sc. Elena Stoll (research assistant) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Kammer (TV management).

MIR - Multisensory interaction space

MIR technology supports qualification by simulating virtual or real working environments. MIR creates immersive environments that accurately capture user behavior. Subjects participate in scenarios and are assessed on their learning processes and interactions with the technology. We will compare MIR-based assessments with traditional methods to improve performance and learning outcomes.


Study participation

We are still actively looking for people for the study who have problems with language skills and/or are not familiar with digital applications.

All information about the study and registration can be found here.