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Augmented Reality-extended Humans: Towards a Taxonomy of Failures – Focus on Visual Technologies


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


29th European Safety and Reliability Conference


Research Publishing Services


10.3850/978-981-11-2724-3_ 0922-cd


Augmented reality, e.g. immersive visual technologies, augment the human's capabilities. If not properly designed, such augmentation may contribute to the decrease of the human's awareness (e.g., due to distraction) and reaction time efficiency, leading to catastrophic consequences, when included within safety-critical socio-technical systems. Current state-of-the-art taxonomies and vocabularies on human failures do not consider the augmented realityextended humans. In this paper, first, we review, harmonize and systematically organize the existing human failure taxonomies and vocabularies. More specifically, we consider the existing taxonomies as a product line and propose a feature diagram (visual specification of product lines), which includes the human's functions and the potential failures of those functions, and where commonalities and variabilities represent the evolution over time. Then, to deal with immersive visual technologies, we make the diagram evolve by including additional features. Our feature diagram-given taxonomies of taxonomies may serve as the foundation for failure logic-based analysis of imagecentric socio-technical systems.


@inproceedings{Sheikh Bahaei5525,
author = {Soheila Sheikh Bahaei and Barbara Gallina},
title = {Augmented Reality-extended Humans: Towards a Taxonomy of Failures – Focus on Visual Technologies},
editor = {Michael Beer and Enrico Zio},
month = {September},
year = {2019},
booktitle = {29th European Safety and Reliability Conference},
publisher = {Research Publishing Services},
url = {}