Distance Learning and Assistance Using Smart Glasses

Michael Spitzer, Ibrahim Nanić, Martin Ebner

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With the everyday growth of technology, new possibilities arise to support activities of everyday life. In education and training, more and more digital learning materials are emerging, but there is still room for improvement. This research study describes the implementation of a smart glasses app and infrastructure to support distance learning with WebRTC. The instructor is connected to the learner by a video streaming session and gets the live video stream from the learner’s smart glasses from the learner’s point of view. Additionally, the instructor can draw on the video to add context-aware information. The drawings are immediately sent to the learner to support him to solve a task. The prototype has been qualitatively evaluated by a test user who performed a fine-motor-skills task and a maintenance task under assistance of the remote instructor
Original languageEnglish
Article number21
JournalEducation Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2018

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  • Information, Communication & Computing

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