Growth measurement of surface colonies of bacteria using augmented reality

Ardan Wildan, Brandon Huey-Ping Cheong, Kevin Xiao, Oi Wah Liew, Tuck Wah Ng

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Abstract

The provision of hands-on wet lab training for students to perform micro-organism proliferation experiments is useful for experiential skills development. However, the risk of laboratory-acquired infections arising from inadvertent ingestion, inhalation or skin penetration of these micro-organisms presents a safety concern. To obviate this risk, an augmented reality exercise requiring only a tablet/smartphone, and a petri dish with appropriate markers, was devised to allow students to study Escherichia coli colony growth on agar plates. Positive responses were obtained from a pilot study conducted with high school and undergraduate students on its use.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Biological Education
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 3 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • agar
  • Augmented reality
  • bacteria
  • E. coli
  • petri dish

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Wildan, Ardan ; Cheong, Brandon Huey-Ping ; Xiao, Kevin ; Liew, Oi Wah ; Ng, Tuck Wah. / Growth measurement of surface colonies of bacteria using augmented reality. In: Journal of Biological Education. 2019.
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In: Journal of Biological Education, 03.04.2019.

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