Merge VR Showcase How The Merge Cube Is Helping Students With Autism

All part of World Autism Awareness Day.

Early this week Merge VR showed their support for Autism awareness by releasing a video that showed how their augmented reality (AR) technology was helping people with autism learn social skills and express emotions.

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The video, released on their Twitter account showcased Morgan’s Wonderland, a theme park and academy designed for special-needs individuals where students are using AR technology to help them learn and identify feelings and emotions. Thanks to the advances in AR technology the Merge Cube is able to delver powerful and memorable AR experiences along with making them completely interactive in physical space.

Kim Simpson from the academy at Morgan’s Wonderland talks about how the user of AR and the Merge Cube is allowing students to learn in a way that is more suited to them. By making the learning visuals and interactive, it means that the students are able to take in and process the information better along with aiding in developing motor skills and non-verbal communication. Kim Simpson even notes that for lessons she takes material directly out of the notebook and uses AR to deliver it to the students. You can see the video in the below tweet.

Merge VR released the Merge Cube back in November 2017 and since then it has continued expand its applications to allow users to access new experiences. This includes what Morgan’s Wonderland is doing by using it to bring their lessons into a new reality and create more engaging learning environment for their students. Thanks to being viewable with either a head-mounted display (HMD) or through a mobile device with the installed app running.

Last month Merge VR showcased how they were using the Merge Cube to allow for more interactive learning experiences with the reveal of the Museum Viewer application. The app, in conjunction with the Merge Cube would allow users a chance to get up close and person with museum items and historical content and hold it in their hands, turning and viewing it as they wished.

VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on the Merge Cube in the future, so stay tuned for more.

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