Virtual reality and augmented reality as a training tool for assembly tasks

A. C. Boud, D. J. Haniff, C. Baber, S. J. Steiner

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In this paper we investigate whether Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) offer potential for the training of manual skills, such as for assembly tasks, in comparison to conventional media. We present results from experiments that compare assembly completion times for a number of different conditions. We firstly investigate completion times for a task where participants can study an engineering drawing and an assembly plan and then conduct the task. We then investigate the task under various VR conditions and context-free AR. We discuss the relative advantages and limitations of using VR and AR as training media for investigating assembly operations, and we present the results of our experimental work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1999 IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Conference on Computer Visualization and Graphics, IV 1999
EditorsA. Ursyn, E. Banissi, M. Sarfraz, E. Tatham, F. Khosrowshahi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0769502105
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventIEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, IV 1999 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jul 199916 Jul 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, IV 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1999 IEEE.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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