Eric Hintz

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Headmounted displays (HMDs) are evaluated as a tool to facilitate studentteacher interaction in sign language. Deaf or hardofhearing children who communicate in sign language receive all instruction visually. In normal deaf educational settings the child must split visual attention between signed narration and visual aids. Settings in which visual aids are(More)
Accommodating the planetarium experience to members of the deaf or hard-of-hearing community has often created situations that are either disruptive to the rest of the audience or provide an insufficient accommodation. To address this issue, we examined the use of head-mounted displays to deliver an American Sign Language " sound track " to learners in the(More)
As part of an effort to improve students' knowledge of constellations and bright stars in an introductory level descriptive astronomy survey course, we measured the baseline knowledge that students bring to the class and how their score evolve over the course of the semester. This baseline is needed by the broader astronomy education research community for(More)
The fabrication of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is generally limited by the same processes and materials used in the semiconductor industry. We have been investigating the infiltration of patterned carbon nanotube (CNT) forests to find more materials and potentially easier methods to make MEMS. Our goal is to fill in the void between the nanotubes(More)
This demonstration will provoke discussion of the role of head mounted displays (HMD) in Deaf science education for children. The demonstration mimics the classroom laboratory experience of children who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. When these children dissect an owl pellet, their teachers can not stand behind them and offer instruction over their shoulder(More)
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