zSpace is a new program that combines augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to create immersive interactive learning experiences. zSpace allows students to view virtual models in three dimensions by wearing special lightweight glasses, examine them in detail from different angles and manipulate them using a special stylus pen.
The purpose of this LibGuide is to demonstrate to the faculty how to get started with zSpace and some of the educational programs that have been created for it. It is our hope that this will better enable you to find ways to use zSpace in your instruction and further enhance the classroom experience for our students.
An Introduction to ZSpace (1 minute, 46 seconds)
The chief benefit of the zSpace is that it allows multiple users to interact with realistic virtual models using familiar technologies. zSpace is ideal for group projects and interactivity, as students only need 3D glasses to participate in a program, as opposed to the single-user VR headsets utilized by other systems.
The zSpace system utilizes a 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD screen. The hardware switches between the left and right images through a polarized light. Reflective tabs built into the glasses allows the computer to track the users' eye movements. In addition to improving interactivity, this also helps prevent the nausea and headaches caused by extensive use of other VR/AR systems.
Boy with ZSpace display image by Amanda Austin via zSpace & Wikimedia Commons.
zSpace All-in-One for Education image by Bayareabunny via Wikimedia Commons.
Laptop Skeleton Animated Popout image via zSpace Press Kit.
CTE_AIO_Classroom_3D-Engine9 image via zSpace Press Kit.
CTE_AIO_Studio_WaveNG image via zSpace Press Kit.
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