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Can augmented reality supplement traditional human-machine interfaces?

Siemund, Fredrik LU and Lilja, Gustav (2020) MAMM01 20192
Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Abstract
In this master thesis, the possibilities and limitations of using handheld aug- mented reality (AR) as a complement to a regular human machine interface (HMI) are explored. This was done by developing a mobile application for An- droid and connecting it to a real machine, making it possible to perform actions on the machine through the AR application. A user study with 20 test subjects was conducted where the AR prototype was compared to a regular HMI.
The majority of the test subjects preferred the AR interface over the regular HMI. System usability tests showed that it was easier to perform the actions through the AR application. The average time to perform each action was lower with the AR application.
The main advantage of using AR... (More)
In this master thesis, the possibilities and limitations of using handheld aug- mented reality (AR) as a complement to a regular human machine interface (HMI) are explored. This was done by developing a mobile application for An- droid and connecting it to a real machine, making it possible to perform actions on the machine through the AR application. A user study with 20 test subjects was conducted where the AR prototype was compared to a regular HMI.
The majority of the test subjects preferred the AR interface over the regular HMI. System usability tests showed that it was easier to perform the actions through the AR application. The average time to perform each action was lower with the AR application.
The main advantage of using AR turned out to be the possibility to display the data in a context, i.e. at the right machine component. A drawback with (handheld) AR is that the development tools might not be suitable for large scale applications at this stage. (Less)
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Siemund, Fredrik LU and Lilja, Gustav
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alternative title
Evaluating the role of augmented reality in an industrial environment
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MAMM01 20192
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Augmented Reality, Human Machine Interface, Image Recognition, Industry 4.0
language
English
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9008300
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2020-04-28 11:18:33
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  abstract     = {In this master thesis, the possibilities and limitations of using handheld aug- mented reality (AR) as a complement to a regular human machine interface (HMI) are explored. This was done by developing a mobile application for An- droid and connecting it to a real machine, making it possible to perform actions on the machine through the AR application. A user study with 20 test subjects was conducted where the AR prototype was compared to a regular HMI.
The majority of the test subjects preferred the AR interface over the regular HMI. System usability tests showed that it was easier to perform the actions through the AR application. The average time to perform each action was lower with the AR application.
The main advantage of using AR turned out to be the possibility to display the data in a context, i.e. at the right machine component. A drawback with (handheld) AR is that the development tools might not be suitable for large scale applications at this stage.},
  author       = {Siemund, Fredrik and Lilja, Gustav},
  keyword      = {Augmented Reality,Human Machine Interface,Image Recognition,Industry 4.0},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Can augmented reality supplement traditional human-machine interfaces?},
  year         = {2020},
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