Augmented Reality Approach to Domestic Maintenance Tasks

  • Jorge Martín-Gutiérrez
  • Irene Inés Santos Pérez
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 174)


Augmented reality technology is becoming more familiar and utilized at user level thanks to new generation of smartphones provided of webcam, big format tactile screens and internet connection. This allows creating applications which make certain human tasks nicer and more comfortable. AR technology has been applied to mechanical engineering field, concretely for assistance on repairing and maintenance tasks of complex and specific systems using expensive systems which are not very useful nor accessible for performing simple or domestic tasks. In this work we intend making this technology approachable for applications and tasks which are more common to everybody. For example, two AR technology based tools, one belonging to a smartphone platform and another using a head mounted display (HMD) glasses connected to a PC. Both allow helping user while performing installation, maintenance and adjustment of a mountain bike brakes system.


Augmented Reality Home Appliance Maintenance Task Head Mount Display Augmented Reality System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Martín-Gutiérrez
    • 1
  • Irene Inés Santos Pérez
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpto. Expresión Gráfica en Arquitectura e IngenieríaUniversidad de La LagunaLa LagunaSpain

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