Steve Henderson wins Best Science and Technology Student Paper Award at IEEE ISMAR 2011
The paper, “Augmented Reality in the Psychomotor Phase of a Procedural Task”, reports on a key part of Steve Henderson’s spring 2011 dissertation. It presents the design and evaluation of a prototype augmented reality user interface designed to assist users in performing an aircraft maintenance assembly task. The prototype tracks the user and multiple physical task objects, and provides dynamic, prescriptive, overlaid instructions on a tracked, see-through, head-worn display in response to the user’s ongoing activity. A user study shows participants were able to complete aspects of the assembly task in which they physically manipulated task objects significantly faster and with significantly greater accuracy when using augmented reality than when using 3D-graphics-based assistance presented on a stationary LCD panel.