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An Evaluation Of Holograms In Training And As Job Performance Aids
Author(s): Allan H. Frey
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Paper Abstract

Experimentation was carried out to evaluate holograms for use in training and as job aids. Holograms were compared against line drawings and photographs as methods of presenting visual information needed to accomplish a number of tasks. The dependent variables were assembly speed and assembly errors with people unstressed, assembly speed and assembly errors with people stressed, the percentage of discovered errors in assemblies, the number of correct assemblies misidentified as erroneous, and information extraction. Holograms generally were as good as or better visual aids than either photographs or line drawings. The use of holograms tends to reduce errors rather than speed assembly time in the assembly tasks used in these experiments. They also enhance the discovery of errors when the subject is attempting to locate assembly errors in a construction. The results of this experimentation suggest that serious consideration should be given to the use of holography in the development of job aids and in training. Besides these advantages for job aids, other advantages we found are that when page formated information is stored in man-readable holograms they are still useable when scratched or damaged even when similarly damaged microfilm is unuseable. Holography can also be used to store man and machine readable data simultaneously. Such storage would provide simplified backup in the event of machine failure, and it would permit the development of compatible machine and manual systems for job aid applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0615, Practical Holography, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961021
Show Author Affiliations
Allan H. Frey, Randomline, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0615:
Practical Holography
Tung H. Jeong; Jacques E. Ludman, Editor(s)

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