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Committee Members

Yong Pei (Advisor), Mateen Rizki (Committee Member), Thomas Wischgoll (Committee Member)

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Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCE)


Augmented Reality (AR) is the combination of computer vision and graphics to allow a device to derive context about the environment and to display relevant information to the user. The Microsoft Hololens is the latest wearable AR device that includes a series of infrared sensors to perform hand tracking and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, a wave guide optics system to project holograms, and an independent untethered operating system. This thesis will explore the hardware and software capabilities of the device, prepare 3D graphical models, and understand the user interface. Specifically, in our research the target application is a tutorial on the human body that displays and controls a 3D virtual human arm used in an educational environment. We will also address additional features that could be added to develop an immersive learning tool that can be used before and during surgical operations.

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Department or Program

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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