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Mixed Reality In The Classroom Becomes More Of A Reality

ZSpace Tops Education Companies and VR/AR Companies On Prestigious Inc 500 List

zspace-inc500-top Mixed Reality In The Classroom Becomes More Of A Reality

Mixed reality, virtual reality and augmented reality are making their way into classrooms everywhere. One of the companies that’s making amazing headway at bringing this technology to the mainstream is zSpace.

The zSpace station is a large, camera enabled screen that connects to PCs. Teachers use stylus pens and 3d glasses to see the screen come to life. With the glasses on frogs can jump off the screen, butterflies can fly off the screen and planets can orbit right in front of a students eyes.

Students and teachers can manipulate the 3D images on the zSpace station by using the stylus. In one anatomy example a human heart shows up in front of the students. They can then move it around and see the entire heart. They can even pull back the layers of the heart as they go through the curriculum that explains each layers name and function. Now student can dissect a frog without the smell or the mess.

Their amazing technology can be found in 600 school districts in 48 states and in countries around the world including China, The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, and even that’s rapidly expanding.

Earlier this month zSpace was named to the Inc 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in the country for the second year in a row. zSpace ranked #305 and was one of the top companies in K-12 education and the top ranked company for virtual reality in education with the next closest company, Nearpod, ranking in the 900s. zSpace joins the ranks of companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp and Zillow who gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 500.

“Being listed on the Inc. 500 for the second year in a row is a testament to the growth of the use of mixed reality technology in schools, colleges and universities around the world,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace. “We are proud to be included with other companies who are transforming the way we learn, shop, work and so much more.”

zSpace is more than fun and games or even engagement for that matter. They are creating content that can also make school safer for students and provide access to things students haven’t had in years. For instance at ISTE we got to see a new zSpace program that brings auto shop class back to high school students. Now students can take apart an engine, transmission or carburetor using zSpace. Students can see the part they are taking apart of putting back together right before their eyes. They have to find the right virtual tool to do each task. zSpace is transforming the way students learn automotive skills, science, health, nursing and more.

Check out zSpace here at zSpace.com