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Training and assistance to maintenance in an augmented reality environment

 
: Schwald, B.; Laval, B. de

Harris, D.:
HCI International 2003. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol.3 : Cognitive, Social and Ergonomic Aspects
Mahwah/NJ.: Erlbaum, 2003
ISBN: 0-8058-4932-7
pp.1121-1125
International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International) <10, 2003, Crete>
International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics <5, 2003, Crete>
International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction <2, 2003, Crete>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
virtual reality; augmented reality; interaction style; industrial quality control

Abstract
The background of this paper is an industrial environment, where complex mechanical tasks have to be performed. In this context, for instance power plants or aircraft manufacturers, maintenance tasks require either a lot of documentation and training or a big amount of experience. No matter, if documentation is available in paper form or in electronic form, e.g. on a laptop, the worker cannot simply focus on his work, but has to concentrate on the separated documentation as well. This paper presents the concept of a system, using Augmented Reality for an enhanced 3D workspace, which integrates the documentation and further help into user.s environment and especially in his view. Interaction with the system is performed in a multi-modal way, combining speech and a virtual pointing device.

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