Change Your Perspective is an activity developed by Learning Undefeated to introduce students to concept of Virtual Reality, a new technology that is changing the world. This activity is currently offered only on MdBioLab.
Virtual Reality (VR) is an interactive, computer-generated simulation of a 3D image. Using specialized equipment, VR technology creates an artificial environment that can be experienced in a realistic and physical way. By tracking movements and manipulating the body’s sensory feedback mechanisms, VR technology merges the fields of biology, electrical engineering, and computer science to fully immerse its users in a fabricated landscape and give them the ability to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.
Virtual Reality is a new and exciting tool that has the potential to transform the way a number of industries operate. VR headsets provide an affordable and user-friendly solution to various challenges experienced by law-enforcement agencies, healthcare providers, retailers, manufacturers, scientists, etc.
The Change Your Perspective activity is a fantastic opportunity for students to explore VR technology and to gain a better understanding of its real-world applications. In this activity, students will use a Samsung VR headset to experience a VR landscape and then be challenged to think critically about how they can use VR technology in a professional setting.
Students will be able to
- Introduce the concepts of sensory feedback and stereoscopic vision
- Understand what Virtual Reality is and how it works
- Think critically about the practical uses of Virtual Reality
- Plan, develop, and create an artificial VR landscape that solves a real-world problem