zSpace and Labster Partner to Make AR/VR Lab Simulations Accessible to Hundreds of Thousands of High School Students Across the World
Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA – June 19, 2018 – Today, zSpace and Labster announced a partnership that will give high school students access to Labster’s award winning, game-based virtual simulations on zSpace’s augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) learning platform. The simulations are set to be rolled out to hundreds of thousands of high school science students across the world this fall.
Labster provides an easily accessible way for students from all over the world to explore lab experiments in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and general sciences at their own pace in a true to life laboratory experience. The simulations can be accessed anytime, and from anywhere. Now using a zSpace AR/VR computer, high school students can interact with virtual objects using a stylus and 3D tracking glasses. Labster’s content has been specifically designed to complement its STEM curriculum and, together with zSpace, helps students gain a deeper understanding of complex scientific concepts.
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.
“Partnering with zSpace is another big leap towards our mission of making science come to life anytime, anywhere,” said Mads Bonde, CEO, Labster. “The initial launch of content will include six simulations on zSpace, and we are looking forward to adding additional simulations over time.”
Using elements from computer gaming combined with the psychology of learning, Labster’s simulations are proven to increase both learning and student motivation.
“By partnering with Labster, high school students learning with zSpace now have access to innovative, high quality STEM learning content,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO, zSpace. “And because these simulations are fun, we hope this encourages students pursue careers in STEM fields.”
Labster and zSpace will demonstrate the integration at ISTE 2018, June 25-27, in Chicago, at the zSpace booth #2643.
Labster is a company dedicated to developing fully interactive advanced lab simulations that are designed to stimulate students’ natural curiosity and highlight the connection between science and the real world. Founded in 2012 by Mads Bonde and Michael Bodekaer, the company has already received more than $20 million in grant funding and investments. The company has customers at over 150 institutions in 25 countries, including ETH in Zurich, MIT and Imperial College. www.labster.com
zSpace® combines elements of AR and VR to create lifelike experiences that inspire curiosity, create engagement and deepen understanding. Among its numerous awards and accolades, zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and was ranked two years in a row on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. zSpace is a privately held, venture-backed company located in Sunnyvale, California, and has been granted more than 40 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit www.zspace.com, or follow on Twitter @zSpace.