Research Results

Railroad Track Inspector Wearable Technology Interface

  • 06
  • Feb
  • 2018
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
REPORT NUMBER: RR 18-01
SUBJECT: Human Factors
KEYWORDS: Railroad track inspection, wearable technology, augmented reality, smart glasses, hands-free, eyes-on-task, systems integration, human factors, usability, worker efficiency, railroad safety
ABSTRACT: Conducting railroad track safety inspections requires constant vigilance to detect defects that could have dangerous consequences. It also requires information to be received and sent during the execution of the inspection task. A Wearable Technology Interface (WTI) could prove helpful in supporting hands-free, eyes-on-task communications for railroad track inspection work.
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