DI’s Padron to Speak at AWE 2018
DI Senior Researcher Christina Padron is scheduled to present at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, CA at the end of May. She will be speaking on the Human Factors Approach to AR Navigation Design, diving into the importance of understanding users and the tasks they are completing while using AR technology and specifically highlighting a human factors approach for AR interface design to support safe and efficient navigation through an industrial setting.
The industrial workforce could greatly benefit from leveraging augmented reality to increase worker safety. Overall, US companies lose over $50B annually from workplace injuries and results to over 5K deaths. Approximately 5-6% of industrial workers suffer a nonfatal injury or illness that results in days away from work, restricted work activity or job transfer. AR provides enterprises an opportunity to give workers necessary information while enabling them to maintain eyesight on their environment. However, a failure to properly implement AR could result in more harm than good. Padron will address specific considerations needed to be taken, including different types of safety concerns, macro and micro navigation, and task support. Actionable guidelines for design considerations will also be shared when discussing specific examples from an industrial setting.
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