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A Workflow Analysis for Implementing AR-Based Maintenance Procedures

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8853)

Abstract

The widespread adoption of mobile devices is giving everyone access to augmented reality systems, possibly involving a huge number of people in AR-based apps, with a pervasive social impact that cannot be neglected. AR systems are becoming affordable to everyone and especially useful in the maintenance field. This report aims to describe in a clear and accessible way the workflow to design and develop an augmented reality (AR) application for supporting maintenance procedures. The main focus of this paper is the evaluation of markerless tracking systems, as they could provide environment-independent solutions. The tests performed on a real use case outline the robustness of 3D CAD tracking with respect to other solutions.

Keywords

Augmented Reality Maintenance Tracking Systems  Robustness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Automatica e InformaticaPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Fidia S.p.A.San Mauro TorineseItaly

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