Usability of an Input Modality for AR

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The ability to overlay useful information into the physical world has made augmented reality (AR) a popular area of research within industry for maintenance and assembly tasks. However, the current input modalities for state-of-the-art technologies such as the Microsoft HoloLens have been found to be inadequate within the environment. As part of AugmenTech, an AR guidance system for maintenance, we have developed a tactile input module (TIM) with a focus on ease of use in the field of operation. The TIM is formed by 3D printed parts, off-the-shelf electronic components and an ESP-8266 microcontroller. A within-subjects controlled experiment was conducted to evaluate the usability and performance of the module against existing HoloLens input modalities and the Avatar VR glove from NeuroDigital. A System Usability Scale (SUS) score of 81.75 and low error count demonstrated the TIM’s suitability for the factory environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAugmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics: 7th International Conference (AVR 2020): Proceedings
EditorsLucio Tommaso De Paolis, Patrick Bourdot
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030584641
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2020
Event7th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics, AVR 2020 - Lecce, Italy
Duration: 07 Sept 202010 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12242 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics, AVR 2020

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  • AR input modalities
  • AR maintenance
  • HCI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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