Simulation of Analytical Chemistry Experiments on Augmented Reality Platform
The experiments of analytical chemistry are required to perform under controlled conditions. Also, they need a lot of safety precautions. In addition to this, in these experiments, there are many costly chemicals needed which may not be useful after those experiments. Augmented reality is the emerging field for training and education purpose nowadays. In the proposed work, we use augmented reality platform to perform analytical chemistry experiments which can eliminate the risks during experiments and also useful to prevent the waste of chemicals. The proposed algorithm deals with different computer vision techniques such as marker-based augmented reality, adaptive hand segmentation, gesture recognition, and hand pose estimation to manipulate virtual objects and perform experiment virtually. The algorithm is proposed for ego-centric videos to give real experience of experiments to the user and it is implemented on Android smartphone with virtual reality (VR) glasses. Such algorithm can be useful for smart educational environments in future.
KeywordsAugmented reality Chemistry education Marker-less object manipulation
The authors would like to appreciate help supported by Dr. J. N. Sarvaiya (Head, ECED, SVNIT) and Mr. Vivek Bhargav (SMIS, Surat). The authors would also like to thank Ms. Therattil Anitta Saju for language amelioration in this paper.
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