Gesture recognition for improved user experience in augmented biology lab
The Learning process in education systems is one of the most important issues that affect all societies. Advances in technology have influenced how people communicate and learn. Gaming Techniques (GT) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies provide new opportunities for a learning process. They transform the student’s role from passive to active in the learning process. It can provide a realistic, authentic, engaging and interesting learning environment. Hand Gesture Recognition (HGR) is a major driver in the field of Augmented Reality (AR). In this paper, we propose an initiative Augmented Biology Lab (ABL) which mix between Augmented Reality and Gaming Techniques to make the learning process more effective in biology learning. Our contribution in this paper focuses on the integration of hand gesture recognition technique for the use within the proposed ABL to reduce the gap between biology lessons, especially in body anatomy and understanding in an interactive and collaborative way. Furthermore, we present a reliable and robust hand gesture recognition system (ABL-HGR). © 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.