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Augmented Reality Pipetting Assistance for Life Science Laboratories

Mensch-Computer-Systeme / Human-Computer Interaction
Created by
Sascha Lange


Liquid handling is a fundamental component of life science laboratories. From drug discovery to genomics, the ability to precisely and efficiently transfer liquids is paramount. Pipetting, in particular, is a central part of routine laboratory work, directly impacting the reproducibility of experiments, and consequently, the accuracy of research findings. However, manual pipetting is susceptible to human error, and it can be time-consuming, particularly when dealing with high-throughput studies.

This is where our project steps in, by investigating the efficacy of different levels of task assistance in pipetting - Lab-Notebooks, mobile web applications, and Augmented Reality (AR) on a Head-Mounted Display (HMD). By leveraging the technological advancements of AR, we seek to explore the potential benefits it could bring to these critical laboratory procedures. Our research aims to enhance precision, speed, and overall user experience, which could revolutionize the process of liquid handling in life science laboratories. This project embodies the potential for a paradigm shift, poised to redefine standard procedures and pave the way for a new era of technologically-enhanced laboratory practices.

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