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Visual Lab Assistant: Using Augmented Reality To Aid Users In Laboratory Environments
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis was inspired by the desire to make working in cluttered spaces easier. Laboratories are packed full of instruments and tools that scientists use to carry out experiments; this inevitably leads to an increased risk for human error as well as an often uncomfortable experience for the user. Protocols are used to carry out experiments and other processes where missteps will most likely spoil the entire experiment. How could one improve the overall experience and effectiveness in such environments? That's when the idea of using Augmented Reality(AR) came to mind. The challenge was to be able to follow a protocol using AR. The application would require objects to be tracked in space while working and recognize which state of the process the user was in. Using OpenCV for the Computer Vision aspect of the application and writing the software in C++, it was possible to create a successful proof-of-concept. The final result was an AR application that could track all the objects being used for the example protocol and successfully detect, and warn, when the user had made a mistake while creating a series of bacteria cultures. There is no doubt therefore, that with more time and development, a more polished product is possible. The question that is left to answer nonetheless, is whether such an application can pass a UX evaluation to determine its usability-value for users in a professional environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 52
Series
IT ; 19069
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-397057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-397057DiVA, id: diva2:1370195
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Computer Science
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Available from: 2019-11-14 Created: 2019-11-14 Last updated: 2019-11-14Bibliographically approved

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