VR Study Tool Percipio Released
Virtual reality (VR) technology has often been cited for its potential to enhance the education experience. The prospect of using an Oculus Rift VR headset in history or science lessons to bring students closer to the experience could change how we teach classes and more. At this point in time however, the idea remains as simple as potential though one developer has taken the first steps into making it a reality.
That developer is 17-year old Tyler Roach, who has developed an immersive classroom environment named Percipio. Roach created the project as part of his AP Computer Science class using the Unity engine, and has now released the experience for free onto the official Oculus VR Share Beta for PC and Mac, complete with support for the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra motion controller.
Percipio is still more of an idea than it is a fully developed product at this point in time. Users sit in a virtual classroom with a desk and paper in front of them and a virtual teacher standing on a stage at the front. It’s clear to see how such software could be used in the future to help educate people on a widespread basis, perhaps giving lectures and lessons online or storing pre-recorded classes for users to download and sit through.
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