Purpose

Augmented reality (AR) refers to technology for superimposing and presenting digital information in real space. It is known that the efficiency of various tasks (speed, accuracy, comprehension, load, etc.) can be improved by applying AR instead of the widely used paper manual. In recent years, excellent AR hardware technologies such as HoloLens have become available, and when combined with software development environments such as Unity, the AR systems can be easily developed. However, in system implementation, if the design of the information is not undertaken in such a way that it is easy-to-understand for the worker (system user), an adequately effective work support cannot be expected. To address this, specialized knowledge and experience in AR are required. This site aimed to enable high quality AR system implementation with uniformly effective support for all users by supplementing knowledge and experience related to the information design.

Overview

“Dr. AR” refers to the guideline for supporting AR system implementation by assisting with assembly work using a head-mounted display (HMD). It enables the information design of the AR system to have a uniform effect by letting the user select the appropriate method, depending on the technology available, from the methods of information display using AR.

Target Users

(Essentially, individuals who meet all the following requirements)

Individuals who want to design AR system with the purpose of supporting specific assembly works
Individuals who are familiar with developmental technology using media platforms such as Unity, and HMD such as HoloLens
Individuals who want to know about the AR system development

Target work

(Essentially, work that meets all the following requirements)

Assembly work
Work performed by one person
Work that does not need moving around in a wide area
Work that does not involve remote operation

Examples of target work

Assembly of mechanical parts
Wiring in a server chassis
Furniture assembly
Wrapping of products

Developers

This guideline was jointly developed by the Nara Institute of Science and Technology and Fujitsu Laboratories.

References

Previously published papers were referenced for each of the assisting technologies used in this guideline. (List of references)