Using augmented reality to facilitate assembly: an experiment-based evaluation

Hou, L, Wang, X and Truijens, M 2012, 'Using augmented reality to facilitate assembly: an experiment-based evaluation', in Lieyun Ding, Xiangyu Wang (ed.) Proceedings of 2012 Australasian Conference on Innovative Technologies in Construction (ITC 2012), Wuhan, China, 6-7 December 2012, pp. 84-87.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Using augmented reality to facilitate assembly: an experiment-based evaluation
Author(s) Hou, L
Wang, X
Truijens, M
Year 2012
Conference name ITC 2012: From Building Information Modeling (BIM) to Beyond
Conference location Wuhan, China
Conference dates 6-7 December 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of 2012 Australasian Conference on Innovative Technologies in Construction (ITC 2012)
Editor(s) Lieyun Ding, Xiangyu Wang
Publisher Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Place of publication Wuhan, China
Start page 84
End page 87
Total pages 4
Abstract Assembly is the process in which two or more objects are joined together through a certain assembly sequences and operations. Despite the substantial applications of Augmented Reality (AR) in assembly, the related research concerning the performance evaluation and usability issues is yet to be fully conducted. This paper reviews the issues and discrepancies of using two dimensional (2D) drawings for guiding assembly and experimentally evaluates the benefits of the animated AR in assembly. A real construction piping assembly scenario that is normally guided by 2D isometric references is formulated as the test-bed of the experiment. The experiment compares the performance improvements and reduction of rework and cost between 2D isometric drawings and AR. Common findings revealed that the AR visualization yielded shorter task completion time, less assembly errors and lower total task load. More specific findings also indicated that the animated AR visualization significantly shortened the completion time (original time and rework time), payment on assemblers and cost on correcting erroneous assembly.
Subjects Construction Engineering
Keyword(s) 2D isometric drawings
AR
productivity improvements
cost reduction
reduction of rework
Copyright notice © 2012 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
ISBN 9780987455703
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