The team competed in NASA’s SUITS challenge … short for Spacesuit User Interface Technologies. NASA put out the call to university students across the country to come up with innovative spacesuit information displays. The team at Kent State placed in the top ten, with their helmet-based augmented-reality system which collects motion and biometric data.
Project leader Irvin Cardenas says their interdisciplinary team helped them stand out among the competitors.
Cardenas hopes they will eventually be able to present their technology at the Johnson Space Center. The original event was canceled and held online due to the pandemic.