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APPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL’S HEALTH ACADEMIES BRING VIRTUAL REALITY INTO THE CLASSROOM

posted Mar 7, 2017, 12:32 PM by Kristin Hernandez   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 10:23 AM ]
Students at Apple Valley High School using the new zSpace computers.

Photo: Medical students at Apple Valley High School experience health and anatomy in 3-D, using the school's new zSpace computers. 

Apple Valley High School recently received 15 zSpace virtual reality computers, which are being used in the school’s health-related courses. “We are providing a cutting edge way of learning,” MAHST teacher Stephanie Arrendondo said.

This technology allows medical students the opportunity to study human anatomy in a realistic, in-depth way, as well as to train in electrocardiography. It provides an interactive solution for medical training by combining immersive engagement and a high definition experience with a medically accurate software. Though these computers, students can manipulate organs, view bodily systems in 3-D, and much more. Unlike other virtual reality solutions, such as head-mounted displays, zSpace enables interaction and group collaboration. Best of all, zSpace empowers students to “learn by doing” in an environment where it is easy to undo mistakes, make changes, and not worry about material costs or clean up.

"The zSpace is a great way to get the whole class involved,” AVHS student Ashley Overson said. “We are all amazed at how real the 3D is. It's cool how our partners could see what we see and we could discuss the objects on the screen. When there is a lecture, we can be hands-on and grasp a deeper understanding of the topic." 

For more information about zSpace technology, visit www.zspace.com.

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