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Human factors issues in augmented reality


Duh, HB-L and Ma, J and Billinghurst, M, Human factors issues in augmented reality, International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, CRC Press, W Karwowski (ed), USA, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-415-30430-6 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

DOI: doi:10.1201/9780849375477.ch233


Augmented reality (AR) is a relatively new technology that allows virtual imagery to be superimposed over views of the real-world in real time (Azuma 1997). In this way, AR interfaces augment the real-world scene, allowing a user to maintain the context of their surrounding environment, while still obtaining the benefit of additional sensory input and information. AR also works as a new, three-dimensional user interface supporting direct manipulation, and therefore becomes a powerful tool for facilitating interaction between the users and virtual objects. AR technology has many potential applications ranging from educational training, engineering maintenance, and medical simulations. In fact, AR is considered as one of the most promising and innovative technologies to support training and on-the-job performance. As AR software and hardware becomes more readily available and new uses are demonstrated, the numbers of new applications are expected to increase (Barfield et al. 1995). If AR systems are to be more widely used, researchers will need to focus significant efforts on addressing a number of human factors issues. In this entry we review some of the basic human factors issues associated with AR.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:human factors, augmented reality
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, HB-L (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:90310
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-04-24
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