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Reflections on the Limited Pervasiveness of Augmented Reality in Industrial Sectors

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Design, Production and Management Department, University of Twente, 7522 NN Enschede, The Netherlands
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Logistics Engineering Laboratory, Aeronautics Institute of Technology, São José dos Campos/SP 12.228-900, Brazil
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Maintenance Operations Division, Lulea University of Technology, 971 87 Luleå, Sweden
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(16), 3382; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9163382
Received: 30 June 2019 / Revised: 12 August 2019 / Accepted: 13 August 2019 / Published: 16 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Augmented Reality: Current Trends, Challenges and Prospects)
The paper aims to investigate the reasons why Augmented Reality (AR) has not fully broken the industrial market yet, or found a wider application in industries. The main research question the paper tries to answer is: what are the factors (and to what extent) that are limiting AR? Firstly, a reflection on the state of art of AR applications in industries is proposed, to discover the sectors more commonly chosen for deploying the technology so far. Later, based on a survey conducted after that, three AR applications have been tested on manufacturing, automotive, and railway sectors, and the paper pinpoints key aspects that are conditioning its embedding in the daily working life. In order to compare whether the perception of employees from railway, automotive, and manufacturing sectors differs significantly, a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) has been used. Later, suggestions are formulated in order to improve these aspects in the industry world. Finally, the paper indicates the main conclusions, highlighting possible future researches to start. View Full-Text
Keywords: augmented reality; augmented reality integration; augmented reality limitations; automotive; manufacturing; railway augmented reality; augmented reality integration; augmented reality limitations; automotive; manufacturing; railway
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Martinetti, A.; Marques, H.C.; Singh, S.; van Dongen, L. Reflections on the Limited Pervasiveness of Augmented Reality in Industrial Sectors. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 3382.

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