An Investigation of Acceptance and E-Readiness for the Application of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technologies to Maintenance Training in the Manufacturing Industry

Baglee, David, Scott, Helen, Potts, Rita and O'Brien, Roger (2020) An Investigation of Acceptance and E-Readiness for the Application of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technologies to Maintenance Training in the Manufacturing Industry. International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems. ISSN 1753-1047

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Abstract

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies offer new ways of providing training in manufacturing maintenance. The adoption of modern maintenance training practices has the potential to create efficiencies in terms of cost and time to train, while enhancing the quality of learning and maintenance outputs. However, in order to utilise the potential improvements that VR and AR offer in a manufacturing maintenance context, it is first important to understand the specific factors associated with VR and AR readiness and user requirement. The paper will firstly describe the results from a number of interviews conducted within a range of manufacturing companies in the North East of England to establish the state of e-technology readiness and acceptance, with specific emphasis on VR and AR applications. The results will identify how VR and AR might be utilised, relative to the company’s needs. Secondly, a new ‘model’ for maintenance training utilising VR/AR technologies will be described, based upon the initial findings and analyses combining cognitive behavioural models, real world data, and learning theory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Manufacturing Maintenance, Maintenance Training, Technology Readiness, Technology Acceptance, Cognitive Behavioural Models
Subjects: Design > Industrial Design
Education > Learning Technology
Engineering > Mechanical Engineering
Psychology > Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Faculty of Technology > School of Engineering > The Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice
Depositing User: Helen Scott
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 09:33
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 14:49
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/11134
ORCID for David Baglee: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7335-5609
ORCID for Helen Scott: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0855-6399

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