Holographic tool helps students dissect reality
PORTLAND, Ore. - Students at the French American School recently stepped onto a bus and into virtual reality.
A company called Z-Space developed a 3-D, holographic teaching tool that allows students to look deep into a beating heart, a volcano or a frog's anatomy.
"What we have are interactive glasses - we call them our leader glasses - it allows the students to interact and see a holographic 3-D image," said Ron Kiser, with Z-Space. "They're exploring the heart and butterfly and different types of scenes. We have follower glasses that allow two students to work together."
Using a stylus, students can peer inside things - a house, an airplane, a watch - and take them apart piece by piece.
"It's engaging, immersive technology," Kiser said. "I can get lost for hours in this program."
Students can learn without worrying about spilling chemicals, making a wrong incision, or blowing up an electrical circuit.