10 Apr 2023
UA distinguished with award for best article in IEEE international workshop


The proposal for the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in a pervasive way to support real-time data monitoring and detect problems associated with an industrial assembly line, won distinction at the IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality workshop, IEEE VR 2023. IEEE is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.


The award for best short paper was awarded during the International Workshop on eXtended Reality for Industrial and Occupational Supports (XRIOS), within the framework of the IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), IEEE VR*.* The workshop promotes research opportunities associated with Extended Reality (XR), human factors and ergonomics, in particular during industrial and occupational tasks.

This work has been developed in a multidisciplinary context by researchers from the University of Aveiro (UA,) of the VAR Lab group, the Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA) and the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (DETI), in collaboration with industrial partners (Bosch Termotecnologia, S.A) under the Project 'Augmented Humanity' . The methodology developed is user-centric and allows to identify the difficulties, needs and challenges of target users, as well as to define requirements to guide the development of the associated AR tool. The tests in an industrial context highlighted the importance and added value of the use of this technology in this industrial context.

The paper was written by Rafael Maio, Bernardo Marques, André Santos, Pedro Ramalho, Duarte Almeida, Paulo Dias and Beatriz Sousa Santos and is entitled "Real-Time Data Monitoring of an Industry 4.0 Assembly Line using Pervasive Augmented Reality: First Impressions".

Photo caption, from left to right: Bernardo Marques, Rafael Maio, Paulo Dias, (IEETA, DETI, LASI, UA), André Santos, Pedro Ramalho, Duarte Almeida (Bosch Termotecnologia S.A.).