Process Visualization


A student interacting with the AR application

A class of students in a school has to learn about a specific scientific content, in our case the human digestive tract. Typically one student uses our Augmented Reality teaching platform with a plastic model of a human torso put on the desktop in front of him/her. Dynamic generated 3D images overlayed on the model illustrate the digestive process. A teacher can either explain or stand in the back to answer questions.

Students can learn about the digestive process, the functionality of organs and their arrangements by watching a show, but also by intervention. They can for instance watch virtual food to be processed. So the students influence the virtual demonstration and through this, the augmentation of the model.

Input device used to interact with the AR application by point-and-click events

Assignments are implemented in a way that they have to answer questions about the digestive process using a 3D pointing interaction metaphor. Due to the fact that the model of the human torso is much bigger than the interaction area of the AR system two students, each using his/her own AR display can co-operatively work together while sharing one of it.


Real torso model with markers to track its position (above) and a snapshot of the application (below)

The application consists of 4 main stages; one AR demo show to illustrate how virtual food is processed and 3 assignments where students should answer questions by selecting the appropriate objects. They use an input device (see pictures on the right) with which they can produce the expected 3D input that is then processed by the AR system. An example is given on the lower picture on the right. There a student has specified the organ the system asked for.

Furthermore the torso model is equipped with markers to track its position and orientation as well. Thus a student can move the torso in a way that it fits to his/her personal preferences (e.g. move visible part of augmentation into physical reachability).

Our first prototype was established after 11 months. The basic AR technologies were integrated into this research prototype, i.e. augmenting a real object with virtual information and providing interaction with it. This early stage of system integration had the following advantages: First, our consortium had a common system with well-defined and standardized interfaces among various system components, which can be improved, extended and optimized during the project period. Second, the students and teachers got a first experience with the Augmented Reality teaching platform. The feedback from the evaluation of this prototype had a very positive influence on further project cooperation and made the project results more useful and realistic.


Conference ICTNSE 2008

OCT. 1, 2008

As in the years before the consortium organizes a conference on ICT in Natural Science Education. (27.-30.11.2008)
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Summer School 2008

SEPT. 15, 2008

This year the ARiSE Summer School will be a distributed event. (23.-24.10.2008)
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Girls' Day 2008

APRIL 21, 2008

ARiSE organizes a workshop for the international open day for girls on 24.04.2008.
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Trade Fair Award for Spinnstube

APRIL 3, 2008

We received an award "Golden Schola Nova 2008" at the trade fair Schola Nova held in Prague, Czech Republic.
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FEB 11, 2008

Come and see us at the SCHOLA NOVA on 01.-03.04.2008 in Prague.
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Annual Review Meeting

JAN 09, 2008

The annual review meeting will take place at ICI on 22.02.2008.
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ARiSE Project Meeting

JAN 09, 2008

The next project meeting will take place at CTU Prague on 04.-05.02.2008.
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Conference ICTNSE 2007

NOV 20, 2007

ARiSE organizes an international scientific conference on ICT in Natural Science Education (Siauliai, Lithuania, Dec. 2007).
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2nd ARiSE Summer School in Bucharest

SEP 10, 2007

The second Summer School of the ARiSE project will take place in Bucharest from 24.-26.10.2007
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ARiSE at IPT - EGVE 2007

JUNE 12, 2007

The ARiSE full paper has been accepted at the IPT - EGVE 2007 Symposium.


ARiSE Setup

MAY 31, 2007

The Spinnstube devices have been installed in five European countries and are ready for the second scenario.


ARiSE Review Meeting

FEBRUARY 1, 2007

The annual ARiSE Review Meeting will take place from the 8th-9th March 2007 at Birlinghoven Castle at the Fraunhofer Campus at Sankt Augustin, Germany.



JANUARY 5, 2007

The LEARNTEC is an international conference and trade fair for education and information technology.


1st ARiSE Summer School


The 1st ARiSE Summer School will take place from the 8th to the 12th of November in Malta.


ARiSE at ISMAR 2006

AUGUST 25, 2006

A demonstration of ARiSE will be shown at the 5th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality.



APRIL 5, 2006

The AR-Setup-Meeting will take place from the 9th-10th May 2007 at CTU, Prague.