17 October 2013

Holograms - the future of Learning?

Why skip class for a 3D game when you could be missing out on holograms back in the lecture hall? Doctors Kapil Sugand and Pedro Campos of St. George's Hospital and Imperial College in London, developed a technique to project 4 meter tall holographic urinary tract systems, skulls and other biological artifacts direct into the classroom.  Their goal is to improve medical education through innovative multimedia teaching methods that can be used to supplement traditional methods.  According to BBC news, "The pair have spent £10,000 building up a small library of 3D animation lecture aids - including a sequence which outlines the various effects of malaria on different parts of the human body."  That would certainly get me to lecture.

Find more at the HALO project page.