Mobile Augmented Reality as a Field-Assistance Tool in Urban Maintenance

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Abstract

We present a mobile AR application designed to be used by urban maintenance workers as a field-assistance tool. Using any standard smartphone camera, our system can accurately detect the desired equipment and augment it with relevant information and step-by-step instructions on how to do any required maintenance jobs. Alongside this mobile application, we also developed a desktop application for creating and authoring the data and augmentations that should be displayed during a given job (Archer). This paper proposes a novel approach to automatically detect and minimize the amount of points (checkpoints) at which the app will ask the user to perform a new equipment recognition, which are useful in order to maintain tracking stability as the user modifies the real-world object during the course of the job. The experiments and user tests demonstrate the accuracy and practicality of the developed systems, which can effec- tively be used to greatly improve the workflow of urban maintenance workers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct Proceedings: ISMAR-Adjunct 2021
Place of PublicationBari
PublisherIEEE
Pages268-273
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-1298-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-1299-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality: ISMAR-Adjunct - Bari, Italy
Duration: 4 Oct 20218 Oct 2021
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9585620/proceeding

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
Abbreviated titleISMAR
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBari
Period4/10/218/10/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • Mobile applications
  • Augmented Reality
  • Visualisation techniques
  • 3D applications

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