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April 12, 2020

Magna AR depends upon the presence of magnetic fields. Typically, we like to begin by having users explore the terrestrial magnetic field, and then advance to looking at permanent magnets.

We are often asked by users if it is "ok" to have strong magnets near their phone...

Now that we've made the technological advancements in our NSF Cyberlearning grant by publicly releasing Physics Toolbox AR Field Visualizer for Android (as well as embedding it into our Suite), we now turn toward how we hope to use the app as a tool to support lea...

Now that we've made the technological advancements in our Cyberlearning grant, it is time for us to turn to the use of our app as a learning tool. In particular, we are excited to learn about the affordances of visualizing fields in three dimensions. Some of the questi...

Our previous project blogs documented some of the advancements we have made in creating an AR-based magnetic field visualizer for personal mobile devices. Since then, we have made some significant advancements, and have released a beta version of Physics Toolbox AR Fie...

Magnetic (and electric) fields are often challenging to teach and understand because they exist in three dimensions. Typical introductory science textbooks will usually present only 2-D images, and one of the first experiences children have with magnets usually involve...

In our previous post, we provided a rationale for why we believe using personal mobile devices (PMDs) to visualize real magnetic fields with sensor data is important. In this post, we take a look at specifically what we would like to accomplish, and the challenges that...

Technology gives humans the opportunity to perceive physical attributes of the world that are completely invisible. Magnetic fields, for instance, are not directly observable, but being able to visualize them is important for understanding experiences as commonplace as...

In the previous entry of this blog series, we looked into the market share of each AR platform, device compatibility, and perceived developer interest. In this article we will look into the main feature set that ARCore and ARKit provide. Overall, both platforms offer t...

Choosing which platform to use to pursue exploratory work in augmented reality (AR) visualization techniques is critical. As many mobile developers only specialize on one platform, few cross-platform analyses exist for the relatively recent technological advancements l...