Towards next generation of technical documentation in Augmented Reality using a Context-Aware Information Manager

Towards next generation of technical documentation in Augmented Reality using a Context-Aware Information Manager

Applied Sciences - JAN-2020

Authors

Gattullo Michele, Evangelista Alessandro, Manghisi Vito M., Uva Antonio Emmanuele, Fiorentino Michele, Boccaccio Antonio, Ruta Michele, Gabbard Joseph L.

Abstract

Technical documentation is evolving from static contents presented on paper or via digital publishing to real-time on-demand contents displayed via virtual and augmented reality (AR) devices. However, how best to provide personalized and context-relevant presentation of technical information is still an open field of research. In particular, the systems described in the literature can manage a limited number of modalities to convey technical information, and do not consider the ‘people’ factor. Then, in this work, we present a Context-Aware Technical Information Management (CATIM) system, that dynamically manages (1) what information as well as (2) how information is presented in an augmented reality interface. The system was successfully implemented, and we made a first evaluation in the real industrial scenario of the maintenance of a hydraulic valve. We also measured the time performance of the system, and results revealed that CATIM performs fast enough to support interactive AR.

Download: applsci-10-00780-v2.pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3390/app10030780

BibTex references

@Article{GEMUFBRG20,
  author       = "Gattullo, Michele and Evangelista, Alessandro and Manghisi, Vito M. and Uva, Antonio Emmanuele and Fiorentino, Michele and Boccaccio, Antonio and Ruta, Michele and Gabbard, Joseph L.",
  title        = "Towards next generation of technical documentation in Augmented Reality using a Context-Aware Information Manager",
  journal      = "Applied Sciences",
  number       = "3",
  volume       = "10",
  month        = "jan",
  year         = "2020",
  note         = "https://doi.org/10.3390/app10030780",
  url          = "http://sisinflab.poliba.it/Publications/2020/GEMUFBRG20"

}