Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

The 3rd AREA Research Project

AR Safety and Human Factors

One of the barriers to widespread adoption of Augmented Reality (AR) technology 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 AREA-funded AREA Safety and Human Factors Assessment Framework and Best Practice Report reviews the general risk management cycle as a preface to describing a new ‘Safe AR Design – Best Practice’ methodology for enterprise AR.

Conducted by AREA member MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) under the supervision of AREA member PEREY Research & Consulting, the Safety and Human Factors Assessment Framework and Best Practice Report are available exclusively to AREA members.

For non-members, the AREA provides a free Executive Summary of the Best Practice Report and case study, “Assessing AR for Safety and Usability in Manufacturing.” These resources can help companies in the AR ecosystem to adopt or design safer and more usable wearable AR solutions.

Please fill-in the information below to receive the Executive Summary and case study.  To learn more about becoming a member and the benefits of membership, please contact Mark Sage, the AREA Executive Director