Conference proceedings article
Task Performance With a Wearable Augmented Reality Interface for Welding



Publication Details
Authors:
Luczak, H.; Park, M.; Balazs, B.; Wiedenmaier, S.; Schmidt, L.
Editor:
Harris, D.; Duffy, V.; Smith, M.; Stephanidis, C.
Publisher:
Erlbaum
Place:
Mahwah
Publication year:
2003
Pages range:
98-102
Book title:
Human-Centred Computing: Cognitive, Social and Ergonomic Aspects : Proceedings of HCI International 2003 (Crete 2003)
ISBN:
0805849327

Abstract
This paper describes research on a wearable Augmented Reality (AR) welding support system. "Blind welding" caused by current protecitve welding helmets is to be replaced by AR supported views of the welding process. In this development the question of 2D to 3D viewing aids arises. For the experiment an integrated helmet with two High-Dynamic Range Camerias (HDRC) and a closed view stereoscopic head-mounted display was used. The experimental task was to position pegs on a pegboard. Alignment angles of the cameras and inter-camera separation distances were varied under the different experimental conditions. It was found that a convergent alignment of the cameras resulted in less mistakes and higher speed. An effect of the inter-camera separation was found in 3D-perception, suggesting the advantage of smaller distances.


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