Design Criteria for AR-Based Training of Maintenance and Assembly Tasks

  • Sabine Webel
  • Ulrich Bockholt
  • Jens Keil
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6773)


As the complexity of maintenance tasks can be enormous, the efficient training of technicians in performing those tasks becomes increalingly important. Maintenance training is a classical application field of Augmented Reality explored by different research groups. Mostly technical aspects (e.g tracking, 3D augmentations) have been in focus of this research field. In our paper we present results of interdisciplinary research based on the fusion of cognitive science, psychology and computer science. We focus on analyzing the improvement of AR-based training of maintenance skills by addressing also the necessary cognitive skills. Our aim is to find criteria for the design of AR-based maintenance training systems. A preliminary evaluation of the proposed design strategies has been conducted by expert trainers from industry.


Augmented Reality training skill acquisition training system industrial applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Webel
    • 1
  • Ulrich Bockholt
    • 1
  • Jens Keil
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGDDarmstadtGermany

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