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Virtual Reality • Augmented Reality

Computer-generated simulations of 3D environments; a composite view of the real world and computer-generated inputs; social learning experiences that include a story line in which participants' actions affect the outcome.

Sep 01, 2020

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App That Lets Students Meet Female Space and Science Heroes—Virtually

Reach Across the Stars: A Universe of Explorers is an XR journey that lets users virtually “meet” female STEM heroes on their iOS or Android device. In the app’s journeys, a current scientist takes viewers into her work environment, recalling her favorite career moments, as well as challenges and obstacles.

Aug 17, 2020

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Virtual Connections with a Quarantine Pen Pal

Created by a team of Cornell University students, Quarantine Buddy (qbuddy) links isolated students with a “pen pal” to remotely socialize with based on self-reported interests. Users answer a few questions about themselves, and the hosts match them to other people to talk to, either online or by phone.

Aug 17, 2020

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Augmented-Reality System for Inclusive Exergame Environments

Supported by the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, iGYM is an augmented-reality system for inclusive play and exercise.

Aug 17, 2020

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Augmented-Reality App Relating a Story of WWII Japanese Internment

East of the Rockies is an experimental augmented-reality (AR) story written by 85-year-old Joy Kogawa, one of Canada’s most acclaimed and celebrated literary figures. The story is told from the perspective of Yuki, a 17-year-old girl forced from her home and made to live in the Slocan internment camp during the Second World War.

Aug 17, 2020

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Augmented-Reality Game Playing with Quarks and Particles

Using augmented-reality (AR) technology, the Quantum Rascals interactive AR puzzle game, by University of Southern Denmark, teaches students about quantum physics in a playful and innovative way. In the game, which is free to download on iOS and Android devices, students help Quantum Kate discover subatomic particles and become a true Quantum Rascal.

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