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  • Sukphasuth Lipipan
  • Kumar Soorya
  • Joey Xinyue HU
  • Julie Dao

Inspiration

The COVID-19 outbreak is having a huge effect on everyone, with balancing personal, work and learning proving immensely difficult. This brought additional concerns and uncertainties once education systems implemented distance learning schemes for public health management. Universities stopped face-to-face education and have been advised to rapidly offer online learning tools. University staff and educators had to meet new online education challenges shifting toward video demonstrations without much interaction with students. Nevertheless, many students studying in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are finding it particularly challenging to engage with the practical activities.

What it does

Since the pandemic needs to be understood as an opportunity for adaptation and education improvements and isolation and disconnectedness may lead to a loss of educational engagement, our project ARxperiment develops an AR to create an online face-to-face classroom that is conducive to simulate practical work. This has not yet been done in the Australian context.

How we built it

We first drafted the design with Figma, after deciding on the AR experiment we want to demonstrate, we built it using Swift, Maya, and echoAR.

Challenges we ran into

Creation of the 3D model itself and the utilisation of ARKit in SwiftUI.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are able to work as a team and come up with a solution and a product. We used new technologies that we do not have a lot of experience with.

What we learned

We learned how to create a product with a diverse background teammate.
How to use EchoAR and embed a moving model in a mobile application.

  • SwiftUI
  • ARKit

What's next for ARxperiment

  • Add more classes support, eg. allow discussion
  • Add different type of model and quiz

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