Realising the benefit of augmented reality devices

REALISING THE BENEFIT OF AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) DEVICES IN MILITARY APPLICATIONS

DIP Contribution: $150,000

Project Summary: While AR activities are increasingly important, there are certain key problems that limit the effectiveness of the technology. For example, 30-50% of the population are stereo blind yet AR relies on stereo vision. There are open questions concerning how the conflict between AR demands and natural viewing impact spatial attention and cognitive performance, especially under fatigue. This project will undertake research supported by simulation and modelling to understand risks and identify ways of realizing enhanced capabilities through development of a prototype adaptive AR interface.

Team Lead: University of Adelaide’s Professor Anna Ma-Wyatt

Collaborating Partners: Flinders University, University of South Australia, Defence Science and Technology, Rheinmetall, University of Western Australia, and University of Melbourne

Status: Ongoing