3D Model

Viral Assembly Augmented Reality

ShakeMyVirus App

The cyber-enhancement will show students an ongoing estimate of the energy of the system. Scripps has developed the "ShakeMyVirus" application for iPhone/iPad that tracks the shaking and represents speed as "temperature", via a thermometer representation that simulates the amount of energy applied to the model. With the cyber-enhancement of the viral self-assembly model, a learner views the self-assembling virus model using an iPad as a "window." The motion-tracking enhancement captures the rate of shaking and displays this rate on the screen as a thermometer that reads hotter as the rate of shaking increases. Using this tool, students and teachers can make connections between temperature, kinetic energy, and the self-assembly process.