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Stereoscopic desktop VR system for telemaintenance
Author(s): Michael Kleiber; Bastian Weltjen; Julia Förster
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Paper Abstract

Tele-cooperation for maintenance is usually supported by synchronous audio but only asynchronous video exchange when only limited bandwidth is available. We present an alternative approach for such a collaborative maintenance task. By utilizing techniques and technologies from Augmented Reality (AR) applications our approach can provide a synchronous shared visual context for the collaborators without a direct video link but through a Desktop VR system. To increase the spatial presence of the remote expert we employ stereoscopic displays. The effectiveness of a stereoscopic 3D system for orientation and localization was evaluated in an abstract experiment. In a more practical experiment the stereoscopic VR system was also evaluated by automobile mechanics. The benefits of stereoscopic Desktop VR systems were shown in both experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8288, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII, 828803 (20 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906684
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Kleiber, Fraunhofer FKIE (Germany)
Bastian Weltjen, Fraunhofer FKIE (Germany)
Julia Förster, Fraunhofer FKIE (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8288:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Gregg E. Favalora, Editor(s)

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