Isrealis develop new way of teaching through AR

Augmented reality has demonstrated that as new innovative developments emerge AR can deliver true potential in real world terms. In this case the use of computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world is now being incorporated into mathematics and science instruction.

An Israeli lead research team at Ben-Gurion University of Negrev in Beersheba has developed a conceptual prototype with the aim of introducing augmented reality as an analytical tool for the real world. Moving objects can now be augmented into virtual representations like graphs, symbols and tables of numerical values that describe the body’s movements.

This, however, is a different approach when compared to other forms of augmented reality being  used in education – which turns static objects (like photographs) into dynamic ones, such as turning a photograph or drawing in a book into an animation. By collecting data and information it enables scientists and mathematicians to gain a much clearer picture of the real world through condensed information processing as provided by the augmented reality headset.

We have slowly been seeing how AR is being incorporated into specific industries such as; architecture, engineering, robotics and of course the military. Such helmets are also worn by construction workers to view display information about building sites and by archaeologists to suggest possible site configurations from existing structures. Architects may use AR to visualise building projects, superimposing the designs they made into a real-life local view of a property before the physical building is constructed there. The possibilities are endless.