Research: The effects of ageing on the use of handheld AR
Readers may be interested in the effects of ageing on the use of handheld augmented reality. This study is the first empirical study that examines older adults’ interaction with augmented reality. This could potentially have an implication in the workplace and when resource planning and deploying AR technology.
A first empirical study that examines older adults’ interaction with augmented reality.
Older adults did not show relative performance deficits in using AR.
No learning effect was found for AR for both older and younger participants.
Older adults expressed a high level of appreciation and satisfaction from the AR application.
Older adults preferred the AR application over a similar, non-AR application.
As more AR technology is piloted and deployed, there will be a greater requirement for research. The AREA is conducting research into various key aspects of enterprise Augmented reality technology on an ongoing basis. Find out more about the last research project that we undertook on security in enterprise wearables here.