Creating VR Experiences for Life Sciences Students

Issued: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:57:00 GMT

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Dr Craig Daly, Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, has devised a workflow that enables laser-scanning confocal microscopy data to be visualised within a fully immersive Virtual Reality (VR) headset. 

Recent advances in technology mean that affordable VR and Augmented Reality (AR) headsets are now beginning to make their way into the classroom, which could prove extremely useful for the teaching of life sciences subjects. 

Anatomy and Physiology are particularly well suited to this new technology, however, there is the potential for a wide variety of researchers working with confocal microscopes to utilise their data in this way.

It has been widely reported that VR learning experiences can increase engagement and aide information retention, with students benefitting through an active learning experience.

Interested in exploring the potential of your confocal data? Get in touch with Dr Craig Daly!