Comparative Evaluation of Virtual Reality and In-Person Onboarding for Assembly Trainings in Manufacturing

Tanja Zigart, Felix Stürzl, Daniel Niedermayr, Josef Wolfartsberger, Sabrina R. Sorko

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Abstract

In recent years, employee turnover has increased to the point where the manufacturing workforce is constantly changing. The onboarding and training processes are time-consuming and costly. Virtual reality (VR) allows skills to be trained before working on the actual production line and learning in a safe environment. This approach promises cost and productivity benefits for companies and a personalized learning experience for users. In this paper, we present the results of a user evaluation of an industrial VR use case for training the assembly of a compressor. The goal of the evaluation is to compare conventional onboarding training in-person with VR training in terms of learning success, workload, net promotion score, and qualitative feedback. Additionally, user acceptance and usability of the VR training are questioned. The results show that the users still prefer conventional training, as the net promoter score is higher for the in-person training. Also, the results of the learning success show better results for in-person training than the VR training.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct, ISMAR-Adjunct 2023
EditorsGerd Bruder, Anne-Helene Olivier, Andrew Cunningham, Evan Yifan Peng, Jens Grubert, Ian Williams
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages167-174
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9798350328912
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct, ISMAR-Adjunct 2023 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 16 Oct 202320 Oct 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct, ISMAR-Adjunct 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct, ISMAR-Adjunct 2023
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period16.10.202320.10.2023

Keywords

  • Assembly Training
  • Evaluation
  • Manufacturing
  • User Study
  • Virtual Reality

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