Augmented Reality Smart Glasses for Industrial Assembly Operators

Updated: Apr 7

Danielsson, O., Holm, M., & Syberfeldt, A. (2019). Augmented Reality Smart Glasses for Industrial Assembly Operators : A Meta-Analysis and Categorization. In Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIII : Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 34th National Conference on Manufacturing Research, 10–12 September 2019, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK (Vol. 9, pp. 173–179). Amsterdam.


Augmented reality smart glasses (ARSG) are an emerging technology that has the potential to revolutionize how operators interact with information in cyber-physical systems. However, augmented reality is currently not widespread in industrial assembly. The aim of this paper is to investigate and map ARSG in manufacturing from the perspectives of the operator, of manufacturing engineering, and of its technological maturity. This mapping provides an overview of topics relevant to enabling the implementation of ARSG in a manufacturing system, thus facilitating future exploration of the three perspectives. This investigation was done using a meta-analysis of literature reviews of applications of augmented reality in industrial manufacturing. The meta-analysis categorized previously identified topics within augmented reality in industrial manufacturing and mapped those to the scope of the three perspectives. Access publication.