Bringing Science to Life – Teaching Metabolism through Augmented Reality

Darryl O'Hare, Andrew Sands, William Hurst, Derek Anthony Scott, John Barrow

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Abstract

We have developed an augmented reality application that allows the abstract processes involved in food digestion and metabolism to be visualised, thereby providing interactive and tangible models of the processes involved. Additionally the augmented reality experience was blended with physical documentation that allowed the integration of key concepts and ideas alongside the modelled content. This is the first app that we have developed in this way to aid in our teaching, and it is hoped to be the beginnings of a new way of learning conceptual processes in many areas of the life sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
EventHuman Anatomy & Physiology Annual Conference - Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, United States
Duration: 22 May 201926 May 2019
Conference number: 33
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Conference

ConferenceHuman Anatomy & Physiology Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, Oregon
Period22/05/1926/05/19
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Keywords

  • augmented reality
  • metabolism
  • application

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O'Hare, D., Sands, A., Hurst, W., Scott, D. A., & Barrow, J. (2019). Bringing Science to Life – Teaching Metabolism through Augmented Reality. Poster session presented at Human Anatomy & Physiology Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, United States.