How to view the augmented reality posters? - ARstudioкод для вставки
AR Studio is an Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) funded project developed by a team from the University of Canberra, the Australian National University (ANU) and Macquarie University. In this project we are developing effective uses of augmented reality in an educational context, together with tools for mapping its uptake and evaluating its effectiveness. This includes a collection of developed practice models, illustrating interactive, pedagogically driven uses of augmented reality for learning. How to view the augmented reality posters? 1. Download the free вЂ�AR StudioвЂ™ app from iTunes on your iPhone/iPad or Google Play for your Android device. Alternatively you can use the вЂ�Aurasma LiteвЂ™ app by subscribing to our channel which you can find by searching for вЂ�UC Research FestivalвЂ™ from within Aurasma. 2. Open the app and point your tablet/phone camera at any of the research posters with the AR Studio logo to view the researchers talking about their project. Video is generally 1-3min. The image quality is adjusted automatically depending on the speed of your internet connection. Double tap the video to view it full screen and be able to move away from the poster. Troubleshooting: The augmented reality is accessed through image recognition and has been calibrated for the versions of the posters we printed for the UC Research Festival 2012. If the app is having trouble recognising the poster hold your camera closer so that it fills the screen. It usually works better on printed versions, although it generally works fine on the screen too. The Art of Data At first glance, the small cup looks like a beautiful piece of art, but when examined closer you can tell thereвЂ™s more to it than meets the eye. It represents 150 years of Sydney temperature data, all stacked up chronologically to represent how climate has changed. The cup expands slightly towards the rim, which physically shows the warming trend of recent decades. The вЂњmeasuring cupвЂќ is just one of digital design associate professor Mitchell WhitelawвЂ™s research projects on the visualisation of datasets. www.canberra.edu.au/research The Not So Fantastic Mr. Fox The red fox, considered an environmental vandal who preys on native species, had not arrived to the coasts of Tasmania...or so it was thought. However, a University of Canberra team of scientists led by Professor Stephen Sarre has been able to confirm the presence of foxes in the island. The team has developed a test that identifies fox DNA in animal traces. More than 7,000 scats have already been collected and sent to the UniversityвЂ™s Trace DNA lab -one of the most advanced in its type- for their analysis, as part of the effort to eradicate foxes from Tasmania. www.canberra.edu.au/research Sex in Dragons A team of researchers at the University of Canberra is focusing on unraveling the mystery surrounding sex determination in dragons and other reptiles, which seems to be controlled by both, genes and temperature, rather than one or the other. Using advanced DNA technology, the team of Professor Arthur Georges, Dr Tariq Ezaz and Professor Stephen Sarre will explore the astonishing diversity in modes of sex determination in reptiles. www.canberra.edu.au/research Mobiles, new farming tool Cambodian farmers are turning to mobile phones to increase their crop production and profitability. Thanks to education professor Robert FitzgeraldвЂ™s research, mobile phones are providing farmers with immediate access to price information, market performance and weather forecasts, helping them to make better decisions regarding their crops. With a strong background in education, social psychology and information systems, Professor FitzgeraldвЂ™s research over the last 25 years has focused on applying technology to solve educational and social problems. www.canberra.edu.au/research Unmasking Depression Using вЂњaffective computingвЂќ вЂ“which is the recognition, interpretation and expression of emotions by a computer вЂ“ University of Canberra researcher Dr Roland Goecke and colleagues are working towards providing an objective new tool to detect the signs of depression. Their research aims to develop video technology for the analysis of facial expression, speech and physiology to advance the diagnosis and the measurement of progress in the treatment of major depressive disorders. This would represent a major breakthrough in overcoming current diagnostic limitations, eventually allowing patients to monitor their own illness with an easy to use system that only requires a properly equipped laptop computer. Unequal Opportunities Australian children who grow up in low-income households with unemployment and poor housing and access to services might be at risk of being disadvantaged not only now but also in adulthood. Thanks to ARC funded research by a team of investigators from the University of CanberraвЂ™s National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), these risks of вЂњsocial exclusionвЂќ have been identified, highlighting areas where new policies to promote stronger families, communities, educational support and access to new technologies could make a difference. Dr Anne Daly and colleagues have developed an index of risk of social exclusion that is currently made up of five domains of potential disadvantage: socio-economic, education, connectedness, health and housing. This index has been incorporated into government policy. DNA Draws a Portrait Forensic scientist Dennis McNevin and colleagues are exploring how DNA found at a crime scene could be used to build a physical description of an offender. DNA present in samples collected in relation to criminal activities has the potential to provide physical characteristics of the donor in the same way as an eyewitness statement can be used to make a facial reconstruction. Being able to determine these physical traits that can be derived from the analysis of DNA obtained at a crime scene will provide an invaluable tool for those involved in criminal investigations. Connecting communities A team of community development experts at the University of Canberra is collaborating with other researchers to help develop dairy, mango and citrus production and marketing in Pakistan, thanks to a $1.4m grant from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). The team, including Professors John Spriggs, Barbara Chambers and Dr Sandra Heaney-Mustafa, has started work on rural development, community engagement and better communication between the existing research teams and helping local people make better use of technology. Saving the вЂ�platypusвЂ™ of turtles One of the most unusual turtles in the world, the pig-nosed turtle, has a better chance of survival thanks to research undertaken by the University of Canberra and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research. This species, considered вЂњthe platypus of the turtle worldвЂќ since itвЂ™s the last remaining kind of a once widespread family of turtles, is threatened by change to its habitat and local harvesting. Supported by the PNG Liquefied Natural Gas Project, the research team is working with the local community to address the issue of sustainable harvest and with landowners to establish protected beaches to help boost turtle numbers.