Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

The 3rd AREA Research Project

AR Safety and Human Factors

This Executive Summary was written to help organizations in the AR ecosystem to adopt or design safer and more usable wearable AR solutions.

One of the barriers to widespread adoption is the limited understanding of the actual and potential safety risks the technologies present for users and assets within any workplace or industrial environment. Currently there is no consistent approach or methodology to assess or certify how safe a wearable AR system/platform is (or could be) for a user in an industrial environment and no formal regulations or standards for AR safety globally, regionally or by industry.

The full report is available only to AREA members. It reviews the general risk management cycle as a preface to describing a new “Safe AR Design Best Practice” methodology for enterprise AR.