Advances in Smart Systems Research

Publisher Future Technology Publications
Vol. 4 No. 1 Workshop Papers from KES Conferences 2014-15
Journal ISSN 2050-8662
Article TitleSangaku Presented by Augumented Reality: An Educational Tool for Geometry
Primary AuthorYoshiteru Ishida, TUT
Other Author(s) Yoshiaki Fukumoto; Tensi Yanagimachi; Masatoshi Nozawa
Pages 17 - 24
Article ID isrp15-007
Publication Date 07-Feb-16

Sangaku were media using wooden tablets to exchange knowledge of geometry in Edo period of Japan. We have been studying ICT to resurrect Sangaku as a new media to exchange knowledge of diagrams. This note reports how we used Augmented Reality (AR) to explore some beautiful theorems of geometry related to spheres of Sangaku. It is demonstrated that AR allows manual operations of removing or adding spheres, and continuous transformation of existing spheres, which has been impossible without diagram visualization by computers.

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Remarks This paper was presented at the 19th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES2015), 7, 8 & 9 Sept. 2015, in Singapore.