Human factors and ergonomics evaluation of a tablet based augmented reality system in maintenance work

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Abstract

Augmented reality (AR) technologies start to be mature enough to be used in industrial work settings. However, human factors and ergonomics (HFE) and safety issues have not been considered thoroughly yet. The purpose of this study was to identify what kind of postures users adopt when using a tablet based AR system during a maintenance task. In addition, safety, user experience and user acceptance were studied. Results indicate that the participants adopted varying kind of working postures with the AR system, but none of the postures were severe for the well-being. User experience was positive and user acceptance on a good level. The participants saw some safety concerns related to using the AR system but were mainly concerned if the tablet could be used in the harsh maintenance environments. The findings of this study can be used to improve HFE and safety of AR systems in industrial settings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMindtrek 2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
Pages118-125
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6589-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference and the Mindtrek Conference, Mindtrek 2018 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 10 Oct 201811 Oct 2018
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference and the Mindtrek Conference, Mindtrek 2018
Abbreviated titleMindtrek 2018
CountryFinland
CityTampere
Period10/10/1811/10/18

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Augmented reality
Ergonomics
Human engineering

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Human factors/ergonomics
  • Safety
  • Tablets
  • User experience

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Aromaa, S., Väätänen, A., Kaasinen, E., Uimonen, M., & Siltanen, S. (2018). Human factors and ergonomics evaluation of a tablet based augmented reality system in maintenance work. In Mindtrek 2018: Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference (pp. 118-125). Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3275116.3275125
Aromaa, Susanna ; Väätänen, Antti ; Kaasinen, Eija ; Uimonen, Mikael ; Siltanen, Sanni. / Human factors and ergonomics evaluation of a tablet based augmented reality system in maintenance work. Mindtrek 2018: Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference. Association for Computing Machinery ACM, 2018. pp. 118-125
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Mindtrek 2018: Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference. Association for Computing Machinery ACM, 2018. p. 118-125.

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Aromaa S, Väätänen A, Kaasinen E, Uimonen M, Siltanen S. Human factors and ergonomics evaluation of a tablet based augmented reality system in maintenance work. In Mindtrek 2018: Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference. Association for Computing Machinery ACM. 2018. p. 118-125 https://doi.org/10.1145/3275116.3275125