Augmented reality

Tom Drummond

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Augmented Reality provides a way of solving the binding problem by making the real world act as an index into the database of computer system components. New advances in the Augmented Reality allow the software engineer to take the graphical user interface (GUI) capabilities of a conventional computer setup, which are normally restricted to the computer screen, and make them available across the whole world. Binding problem occurs when many of the alarms generated by the control system require that the control room operator interact with a plant operator by radio in order to make a visual verification concerning some component of the plant. Head Mounted Displays (HMD) are optical see-through head mounted displays containing a half silvered mirror which allow computer generated graphics to be merged with the user's view of the real world. The worker wear a HMD which displayed the location of each wire onto a generic peg-board.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalABB Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

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