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IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph. 2016 Apr;22(4):1396-405. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2518133. Epub 2016 Jan 14.

Augmented Reality as a Countermeasure for Sleep Deprivation.

Abstract

Sleep deprivation is known to have serious deleterious effects on executive functioning and job performance. Augmented reality has an ability to place pertinent information at the fore, guiding visual focus and reducing instructional complexity. This paper presents a study to explore how spatial augmented reality instructions impact procedural task performance on sleep deprived users. The user study was conducted to examine performance on a procedural task at six time points over the course of a night of total sleep deprivation. Tasks were provided either by spatial augmented reality-based projections or on an adjacent monitor. The results indicate that participant errors significantly increased with the monitor condition when sleep deprived. The augmented reality condition exhibited a positive influence with participant errors and completion time having no significant increase when sleep deprived. The results of our study show that spatial augmented reality is an effective sleep deprivation countermeasure under laboratory conditions.

PMID:
26780802
DOI:
10.1109/TVCG.2016.2518133

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