LiLa - Library of Labs
LiLa builds a portal which grants the access to virtual labs and remote experiments.
It includes services like a scheduling system, connection to library resources,
tutoring system, 3D-environment for online collaboration.
Moreover LiLa creates an organisational framework for the exchange
of experiments between institutions and for the access to experimental setups.
Supporting this, Lila provides contract templates for institutions and didactical
help for lecturers for the integration of remote and virtual experiments
into curricula. Primary target groups of LiLa are university teachers
and their students in undergraduate and graduate classes of the
natural sciences and engineering.
lifeClipper2 is an Augmented Reality project. It offers an audiovisual walking experience in a virtually extended public space. The project invites to a virtual extended promenade. A futuristic high-tech goggles projects additional visual effects depending on the position and the viewdirection of the user.
Through a set of sensors to be a continuous and accurate detection of possible HMD's (head of the beholder, position and look direction) allows. The hybrid tracking system consists of a GPS receiver, 3-D acceleration sensor (tri-axial acceleration sensor), and 3-D compass (3-Axis Magnetic Sensor modules). The raw data should be using appropriate algorithms for continuous position and the direction data to be processed and sent to the engine and Behavior Render Engine forwarded.
Technically it is based on a portable computer system, which amongst other things includes a Head Mounted Display and D-GPS. lifeClipper2 will be applied to sites of cultural heritage and urban city planning in Basel, Switzerland. Within the chosen site points of special interest get elaborated and different layers of information overlaid and staged for experience.
The virtual Nanoscience laboratory called Nano-World is based on a problem-orientated and co-operative learning basis with interactive experiments from the field of Nano Sciences. Just like in a flight simulator, students from different fields of study learn to deal with new methods and instruments. Nano-World is realised by means of the newest software technologies. All the nano-scientific experiments are implemented in JAVA and therefore offer an above-average functionality, interactivitiy and modularity. The content of the courses, metainformation as well as readings and user data are saved on the server in a data base as XML objects. Therefore, users with different kinds of privileges are able to access the learning basis via personalised web interface.
"Good Pr@ctice" Einstieg ins rechnergestützte Rechnen
The goodpractice project "Introduction to Computer-Aided Scientific Work" offers e-learning packages in the fields of mathematics, physics, biology and possibly geology, which can be used to show and explain even complex insights of the appropriate field. Students and teachers can modify and extend the interactive illustrative e-learning material according to needs.
PHYSICA pro medicis (www.virtualcampus.ch)
Problem oriented and student centered learning are basic issues of the innovation of the medicine education at all Swiss Universities. The project Physica pro medicis, in co-operation with the curriculum responsible persons of the medical faculties involved, plans the realization of a combination of face to face lecture and self-controlled learning at the computer, whereby the lectures and the interactive self learning modules are contentwise co-ordinated precisely. eLearning-modules will be used with a more detailed discussion of individual medicine-physical concepts, e.g. Roentgen or MRI. A further goal is to reuse already existing medicine-physical modules. A considerable treasure of existing copyright-free modules is already available on the web.
The main objective is the development of a programmable automated smart sensor AFM (PASS-AFM) for quality control in industrial applications. Samples are positioned automatically with an accuracy below 0.1um. A smart sensor software searches for structures automatically by means of enhanced pattern recognition algorithms.
Particularly the characterization of the tip is performed automatically. This allows monitoring of the tip, correction of measurement errors and detection of malfunctions, which are notified through email and SMS. Very large images are assembled from divers scans.