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Conference proceedings article

Title Conducting Maintenance Tasks on Boilers with Augmented Reality in Multiple Devices
Author Bernardo Marques, João Alves, Rafael Esteves, Paulo Dias, Emanuel Fonseca, Beatriz Sousa Santos
Booktitle International Conference on Graphics and Interaction - ICGI 2018
Pages 35-38
Month November
Year 2018
Group Information Systems and Processing
Group (before 2015)
Indexed by ISI No
Scope International

The rise of Industry 4.0 is contributing to a growing interest towards the use of Augmented Reality (AR) technologies to support maintenance, since they allow superimposing extra layers of information in real time on specific locations of a defined environment. This paper presents a system to assist technicians conducting maintenance tasks on boilers, capable of present different types of AR information, based on a suite of prototype mobile applications. One of the applications acts as the main output for highlighting areas of interest on the boiler, while the other application displays more relevant information as text, images or videos. The first application uses two distinct methods to overlay AR information on the boiler: based on marker detection and based on the Tango platform motion tracking capabilities, allowing tracking even when markers are not visible. The architecture used to support the communication between the devices is also presented, allowing synchronous display of information. Finally, the results of a preliminary test are presented.