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2004
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Microbiology Tray and Pipette Tracking as a Proactive Tangible User Interface

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Microbiology Tray and Pipette Tracking as a Proactive Tangible User Interface
Abstract. Many work environments can benefit from integrated computing devices to provide information to users, record users’ actions, and prompt users about the next steps to take in a procedure. We focus on the cell biology laboratory, where previous work on the Labscape project has provided a framework to organize experiment plans and store data. Currently developed sensor systems allow amount and type of materials used in experiments to be recorded. This paper focuses on providing the last piece: determining where the materials are deposited. Using a camera and projector setup over a lab bench, vision techniques allow a specially marked well tray and pipette to be located in real time with enough precision to determine which well the pipette tip is over. Using the projector, the tray can be augmented with relevant information, such as the next operation to be performed, or the contents of the tray. Without changing the biologist’s work practice, it is possible to record the ph...
Harlan Hile, Jiwon Kim, Gaetano Borriello
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where PERVASIVE
Authors Harlan Hile, Jiwon Kim, Gaetano Borriello
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