Augmented Reality in Physics education: Motion understanding using an Augmented Airtable

Nareg Minaskan Karabid, Jason Raphael Rambach, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker

In: EuroVR (Hrsg.). European Association on Virtual and Augmented Reality. EuroVR (EuroVR-2019) October 23-25 Tallin Estonia Springer 2019.


Education is a highly interesting field for Augmented Reality (AR) applications allowing for tangible experimentation and increased immersion. In this paper we present our efforts on adding an AR visualization on a physics airtable experiment used for the understanding of object motion and collisions on a nearly frictionless surface. Using AR, information such as the objects velocity, angular velocity and kinetic energy can be overlayed over the objects in real-time to give direct understanding of physics motion laws. We present the implementation of two versions of such an AR system, using an HMD and a projector respectively, and discuss the development challenges and advantages/disadvantages of each one.


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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence