Augmented Reality for enhancing maintenance practices

Master thesis proposal


Virtual Manufacturing is a supplier of lean-based production development services. We believe in and are willing to take on the challenge of combining technology, methods and hard work around production development in order to achieve results.


Problem description

Augmented Reality (AR) can be used to enhance the flow of information in industry. AR can be combined with a computerized maintenance management system to more easily display machine information for maintenance personnel. This comes with opportunities as reporting breakdowns or repairs more instantly and providing personnel with repair instructions through a Hololens headset.


Proposed research questions

Research question 1: How could Hololens and AR be used to enhance information flow in maintenance organizations?

Research question 2: How will this improve maintenance practices in industry?



(Top) AR application (Bottom) Hololens


Number of students

2 students



Assembly and Production Flow



Pontus Savolainen


Johanna Sigvardsson