Education & Training

Digitalisation has revolutionised the way we live and work. This development will continue and, in addition to many advantages, will also bring new challenges. Shorter innovation cycles lead to a constant need for individual qualification. The role of humans in interaction with technology is also changing fundamentally. Adaptively acting systems with an increasing degree of autonomy and incredibly fast data processing must remain transparent and controllable, especially in critical environments.

System design is an essential factor here, but human capabilities also play a very significant role. For this reason, Fraunhofer FKIE is increasingly addressing the topic of "education and training". As already implemented in the “Lernlabor Cybersicherheit“, this involves very concrete offers on the one hand and the development, testing and provision of new training methods and technologies on the other. Examples include distributed simulation for training on complex systems or the use of VR/AR solutions for the maintenance of large platforms such as aircrafts or ships. The services offered by Fraunhofer FKIE are primarily aimed at professional users in the defence and security sectors. The institute works together with various university partners in order to exploit the potential of such complementary competence networks.


Press information

Early Detection of Motion Sickness

Pilot training is a complex and cost-intensive task for the German Armed Forces. If candidates fall ill with kinetosis, colloquially known as travel sickness or motion sickness, this leads to delays and additional costs. The "KiRis" project aims to develop an AI and simulator-based method for early detection of the risk.

Training & Teaching

Lernlabor ­Cybersicherheit

The "Lernlabor Cybersicherheit" with a focus on "High Security and Emergency Response« is a joined advanced training programme of Fraunhofer FKIE and the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS), Niederrhein (HSNR) und Mittweida (HSMW) Universities of Applied Sciences. Professionals from business, industry and public authorities receive advanced training with a high practical component on the topic of "cyber security".


Research focus

Adaptive Human-Machine Interaction

New technologies and increasing automation create complex human-machine systems in which both must interact smoothly. Yet critical human cognitive states can impair this interaction. In adaptive human-machine interaction, critical user states are diagnosed and the behavior of the technology is dynamically adapted to them. The goal is to support the human operator in a situation-appropriate way.