DI’s Senior Researcher to Speak at Augmented World Expo
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 Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation Design. In addition to, diving into the importance of understanding users and the tasks they are completing while using AR technology. Lastly, she will specifically highlight how a human factors approach to AR interface design will support a 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 the 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. Christina will be addressing specific considerations needed to be taken. Including different types of safety concerns, macro and micro navigation, and task support. She will also share actionable guidelines for design considerations when discussing specific examples from an industrial setting.
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