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

Susanna Aromaa, Antti Väätänen, Eija Kaasinen, Mikael Uimonen, Sanni Siltanen

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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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    Keywords

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

    Cite this

    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