As part of our Department of Energy RAPID grant, we developed an augmented reality program to build a flow chemistry set-up. The overall objective of this project was to create an AR program that teaches flow chemistry in an engaging manner that will create excitement about exploring that process. The flow chemistry application uses the HoloLens 2 to project holograms in a laboratory or classroom environment. The HoloLens 2 is a powerful AR device that includes capabilities for hand gestures, spatial mapping, and voice recognition. Although the HoloLens 2 does include other features that may be relevant in future training programs, we focus on voice recognition in our system because hand gestures currently require training to achieve proficiency. 

Publication: Chen, Max, Yichen Li, Hilson Shrestha, Noëlle Rakotondravony, Andrew Teixeira, Lane Harrison, and Robert E. Dempski. “FlowAR: A Mixed Reality Program to Introduce Continuous Flow Concepts.” Journal of Chemical Education (2024).