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OptoBridge: assisting skill acquisition in the remote experimental collaboration


Sun, H and Zhang, Z and Liu, Y and Duh, HBL, OptoBridge: assisting skill acquisition in the remote experimental collaboration, Proceedings of the 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2016), 29 November - 2 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 195-199. ISBN 978-1-4503-4618-4 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3010915.3010975


In this paper an experimental teaching platform named OptoBridge is presented which supports the sharing of the collaborative space for spatially distributed users to assist skill acquisition. The development of OptoBridge is based on augmented reality (AR) and integrates free-hand gesture interactions with the video mediated communication. The prototype is preliminarily applied in the optics field to promote skill execution in the case of the Michelson interferometer. OptoBridge enables the remote teacher to monitor the experimental scenario as well as the detailed optical phenomena through the transmitted video captured on the local side. Meanwhile the local learner equipped with the optical see-through head-mounted display (OSTHMD) can be indicated by virtual hands and augmented annotations controlled by the teacher's gestures and follow the guidance to get their skills practiced. The implementation of OptoBridge is also presented, aimed at providing a more engaging and efficient approach for remote skill teaching.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:AR, gesture interaction, OSTHMD, collaborative space, augmented and virtual realities, group and organisation interfaces, computer-supported cooperative work
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, HBL (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:117131
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2017-05-31
Last Modified:2017-07-17

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