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New Start-Up Uses Augmented Reality to Create Immersive 3D Globe

Thursday, March 2, 2017 23:17
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Augmented and virtual reality may just be the teaching tool of
the future.

At least that is what the creators of  target="_blank" href="/r2/?url=" target="_blank">Orboot seem
to think.

target="_blank">Play Shifu Technologies
, a Wyoming-based
startup, has created a Smart globe using augmented reality to
teach children about different cultures, cuisines, monuments,
inventions and animals from all over the world.

To use Orboot, the child or parent simply scans the globe
with an iOS or Android device to learn about countries

“With hundreds of immersive 3D content pieces across eight
categories, children can pick and choose which country they wish to
learn more about,” the company said in a press release. “Within the
Orboot app, children can learn about animals native to that
country, monuments, cuisines, inventions, nature’s wonders,
culture, language and arts, political maps and weather.”

The company has  ""
target="_blank">started a $15,000 campaign on
 for the 10-inch Smart globe. As of Thursday
evening, the campaign had raised a little more than $1,200 with a
month left to raise the remaining funds.

The money raised via the Kickstarter campaign will be used to
manufacture 500 globes, to research unknown cultures and
traditions around the globe, hire professional voiceover artists
and add more activities and puzzles to the app.

The company is offering a limited number of globes starting
at $29 with free shipping to most countries worldwide.

Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for

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