Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2018


Ramin Neshati

Course Title

Decision Making

Course Number

EMGT 530/630


Augmented reality -- Industrial applications, Virtual reality -- Industrial applications, Hierarchical decision model, Decision making


This study seeks to provide guidance in choosing the most suitable augmented reality enabled industrial wearable for use in the high-tech production and support environment. New development breakthroughs are coming to light every month in the world of VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and MR (mixed reality). The research data provided can be used to assist fab production and support personnel choose the AR-enabled wearable headsets. Many factors and agents are responsible for bringing cutting edge technology into use. Multiple criteria decision modeling was used to assist in the selection process for hardware for an augmented reality pilot and implementation across multiple sites. First, subject matters experts were identified. Second, interviews and product tests were conducted in participation with a functioning use case, Third, a hierarchical decision model was used and validated with a one site pilot program and an option selected with the highest level of agreement on specifications, Head Mounted Display (HMD) type, and overall inclusive cost.

The study produced for ETM coincided with a project that I am heading internally at Intel of the same result. The only limitation on the internal study was the budget to purchase testing hardware. Procedurally the HDM tool with its acknowledged flaws was an obvious hurdle which necessitated more pre-work and hand holding. In person sessions to walk through the HDM tool alleviated frustration and reluctance to complete the model.


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