New Augmented Reality solutions for maintenance and educationMSc (Tech) Héctor Martínez Landa presents in his dissertation new solutions for the use of Augmented Reality to enhance maintenance procedures and education processes.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that combines video images of real environments and virtual worlds in real time. AR still remains relatively unknown to the general public but is becoming big business for the technology sector. Previous studies have indicated that annual revenues from mobile AR services and applications will hit $1.2 billion by 2015.
In his dissertation, Héctor Martínez Landa analyses the current problems and benefits of using AR in several areas, paying special attention to maintenance and education, which are two of the most promising sectors for future applications of AR.
Héctor Martínez Landa presents a new platform for AR used in the maintenance of scientific facilities. The platform includes novel features in AR-based maintenance and allows scientific facilities to easily develop and integrate powerful AR applications into their maintenance processes.
“The potential benefits of using these kinds of applications are numerous, including shorter maintenance times, fewer risks and increased safety,” says Héctor Martínez Landa.
As a result of platform flexibility, a novel solution for the use of AR in education is also presented. The aim of this solution is to provide a common framework for educational institutions to collaborate in the use of AR applications for education.
“The inherent features of AR, such as immersive environments and interactivity, make this technology one of the most important emerging technologies for education,” Héctor says.
The platform has already been applied to real-world scenarios, including a guiding system to aid collimator exchange at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and a set of mathematics games for the Mathematics Night held in the Finnish Science Centre Heureka.
Public defence of a doctoral dissertation on Friday, 30 January
The doctoral dissertation of MSc (Tech) Héctor Martínez Landa in the field of engineering sciences titled “Problems Analysis and Solutions for the Establishment of Augmented Reality Technology in Maintenance and Education” will be publicly examined at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences of Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in room K1702 in the Konetalo building (address: Korkeakoulunkatu 6, Tampere, Finland) at 12:00 on Friday, 30 January 2015.
The opponents will be Research Prof. Charles Woodward (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) and Prof. Markku Turunen (University of Tampere). Professor Jouni Mattila from the Department of Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation at TUT will act as Chairman.
Héctor Martínez Landa works as a researcher at SenseTrix.
Further information: Héctor Martínez Landa, firstname.lastname@example.org
The dissertation is available online at: http://URN.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-15-3451-5