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Augmented Reality for Maintenance and Repair

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As an emerging and powerful technology, augmented reality (AR) combines the real world with virtual and computer-generated objects in order to give to users useful data about the task they are performing. Due to its features, AR is a promising way to enhance many activities requiring the intervention of specialized personnel combining, sometimes, the use of other tools such as real-time monitoring, fault diagnosis, and communication systems.

This chapter presents the use of augmented reality (AR) methodologies and technologies to improve maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting activities by enhancing the technicians’ performance from the training to the on-site interventions to reduce time and costs. Then, it presents an innovative framework designed to facilitate the development of high-performance 3D real-time solutions for Industry, Marketing, Cultural Heritage, and Healthcare. Finally, the chapter ends with use case, test, and experimentation.

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This work and the research behind it would not have been possible without the non-profit support of Raffaele Vertucci and Salvatore D’Onofrio who shared their knowledge and experiences on the VR/AR technologies gained in their company Leonardo S.p.A, a leading company in the aerospace industry.

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D’Onofrio, S., Vertucci, R., Ricciardi, S., De Nino, M. (2023). Augmented Reality for Maintenance and Repair. In: Nee, A.Y.C., Ong, S.K. (eds) Springer Handbook of Augmented Reality. Springer Handbooks. Springer, Cham.

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