June 3, 2013

The 3D Classroom

What happens when a 3D powerhouse takes its first confident step into the world of K-12 and university education? Good things happen. At the SETT conference in Stockholm, Sensavis recently launched “The 3D Classroom”, an interactive teaching program presented in life-like 3D. (See their website.)

This Swedish company created The 3D Classroom in close collaboration with teachers and professors. The first teaching modules publicly launched today include the “Human Body” series covering the heart, lungs, kidney and fertility. These modules have been trialed for two months by schools in Stockholm with extremely positive results. Over the coming months, Sensavis plans to roll out teaching modules for the remainder of the human body, and other school subjects such as mathematics and geography

There are three key reasons why this new product release is quite significant in the broader world of eS3D (educational stereo 3D):

First, this new content delivers what we have always expected and always wanted from 3D: the ability to go beyond superficial visualization. This new tool brings us remarkable capacity to drill down, then go further down; to go inside, and then travel further inside. In short, to truly experience the long-desired “fantastic voyage” that 3D has always promised us.

Second, it is interactive, allowing students to operate the experience, not just teachers. (See the mouse in the above photo.)  Sensavis CEO Magnus Arfors explains“that [learners] can determine the “journey” by steering with their fingertips, [selecting the view] from macro to micro detail.”

Last, the 3D Classroom comes ready to plug and play. Long the holy grail of a difficult-to-implement emerging technology, their entire 3D solution has been designed to be fiercely plug and play: low maintenance, low care and feeding, just go and do it.

The hardware partners for the Sensavis solution are also noteworthy. Sensavis has partnered with LG to provide TV screens, and HP for workstations in this passive 3D implementation. 

For more information, see the 3D Classroom website or contact Maggie Warbrick.

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