From HIT Lab Australia
The HIT Lab AU has been working on many different and diverse projects across many disciplines. As these projects are initiated this page will be used to record and describe the work being undertaken in each project.
Dr. Angela Thomas from Faculty of Education and Dr. Winyu Chinthammit were successful in their REGS 2011 grant application, titled " Augmented reality and new dimensions of experience with literature and multimodal authoring: mobile technology, new media and literary creativity in English teaching" or codename "iFiction". The project will develop an indicative prototype story-authoring mobile application designed to use Augmented Reality to enhance and transform children’s interactive, participatory and innovative experiences with literature.
Prof. Tom Furness and Dr. Winyu Chinthammit received UTAS internal exploration grant to develop and demonstrate a proof-of-concept wherein a physical therapist or healthcare professional is able to inhabit the body of a patient remotely in order to deliver movement instructions and therapy to the patient.
Magic Map is a collaborative project between HITLabAU and CSIRO Tas ICT which aims to improve the way we consume environmental sensor data through the use of augmented reality. When using a physical map in conjunction with a webcam and an application developed at HITLabAU, the user is able to see a 3D overlay of data collected from CSIRO environmental sensors superimposed upon the map. The user is then able to modify the type of data displayed, view data from different time periods or superimpose a 3D mountainous terrain overlay, by manipulating physical dials they place around the map.
Magic Map Tasmania is the first of a series of collaborative works between HITLabAU and CSIRO Tas ICT. Please visit the following URLs for details: http://www.hitlab.utas.edu.au/wiki/MagicMap
HIT Lab US and HIT Lab NZ Projects
Both HIT Lab US and HIT Lab New Zealand are well established having many completed and current projects. Please visit the following URLs for details: