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Marine Mechanics Work 50% Faster Using Augmented Reality Goggles

Marine Mechanics Work 50% Faster Using Augmented Reality Goggles
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New augmented reality goggles are helping Marine mechanics perform vehicle maintenance almost 50 percent faster than the current method -- using technical manuals on laptops.

Jon Lombardo
  • 27 october 2009

According to recent testing, new augmented reality (AR) goggles are helping Marine mechanics perform vehicle maintenance almost 50 percent faster than the current method — using technical manuals on laptops. The AR headgear works by layering virtual instructions onto a real-world image using a heads-up display (like what a fighter pilot sees). This allows mechanics to quickly and precisely complete tasks such as wiring an ignition coil.

Besides the heads-up display, the AR system also uses text instructions, floating labels and arrows, and 3-D models of tools. An Android smartphone provides the wrist interface for cueing up new instructions.

Click here to see a video on how it works.

[via PopSci and Gizmodo]

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