Facilitating Mechanical Design with Augmented Reality
Author(s)Poh, Y. L.; Nee, Andrew Y. C.; Youcef-Toumi, Kamal; Ong, S. K.
By enhancing a real scene with computer generated objects, Augmented Reality (AR), has proven itself as a valuable Human-Computer Interface (HCI) in numerous application areas such as medical, military, entertainment and manufacturing. It enables higher performance of on-site tasks with seamless presentation of up-to-date, task-related information to the users during the operation. AR has potentials in design because the current interface provided by Computer-aided Design (CAD) packages is less intuitive and reports show that the presence of physical objects help design thinking and communication. This research explores the use of AR to improve the efficiency of a design process, specifically in mechanical design.
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST);
Augmented Reality, Computer-aided Design, Mechanical Design, Technical Drawing