Profile image
By SiteProNews (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017 23:17
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Augmented and virtual reality may just be the teaching tool of the future.

At least that is what the creators of Orboot seem to think.

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.

The Orboot Smart globe.

The Orboot Smart globe.

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

“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 started a $15,000 campaign on Kickstarter 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 SiteProNews.

The post New Start-Up Uses Augmented Reality to Create Immersive 3D Globe appeared first on SiteProNews.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.