Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have been implemented in many industries including the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Confusion between AR and VR exists, despite several researchers seeking to clarify the differences. As context-specifics have significant influence on the AEC industry, testing AR/VR applications is not as streamlined as in some other industries. This paper introduces a research project carried out on application of AR/VR in the construction industry whilst attempting to clarify the differences between the two. It starts with an introduction and the justification before a critical literature review sets the scene for discussion of methodology, details of the experiment designed using advanced AR and VR technologies, which forms the basis of a questionnaire. Results are provided with an in-depth analysis before a discussion which leads to conclusion. The authors suggest future research takes one of three possible routes; i) to develop an AR or VR system with more specific applications based on the findings of this research; ii) to develop this research to test the hypothesis that AR and VR technologies are optimal when used combined on a project or iii) to progress this research building upon more recent advances in AR technologies.
|Title of host publication||The 9th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9)|
|Place of Publication||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Mar 2017|
|Event||The 9th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5-7 March 2017|
Duration: 8 Mar 2017 → …
|Conference||The 9th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9)|
|Period||8/03/17 → …|
Piroozfar, P., Essa, A., & Farr, E. R. P. (2017). The application of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the construction industry using wearable devices. In The 9th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9) (pp. 0-0). Dubai, United Arab Emirates.