zSpace Introduces New Product, New Partnership
3D technology developer zSpace
had a busy first day at the
ISTE 2015 conference, introducing a new virtual reality learning tool
announcing a new partnership with an e-learning publisher.
zSpace launched its zSpace for Education, an
reality program that allows students to manipulate virtual 3D objects
range everywhere from human hearts to helicopters, all in an effort to
concepts like math, physics, engineering and biology.
Previously, a zSpace STEM Lab consisted of a set of
virtual reality stations and a teacher station, each outfitted with an
interactive stylus and a variety of software.
zSpace for Education puts it all together in one
- High-speed head-tracking that allows smooth
between students and the 3D objects they can create;
- A virtual reality stylus;
- Touch-screen monitors; and
- Advanced graphics to create realistic virtual
Students wear 3D tracking glasses to tell the system where the
are in order to present virtual-holographic images that can then be
"lifted" from the screen and manipulated with the stylus within a
"We do not live in a flat world," said zSpace CEO
Kellenberger. "We want to radically change how people use technology in
Joining zSpace and Kellenberger in that mission will
Corinth, a new
start-up launched this year that publishes the digital learning software
Corinth's software includes a large
library of educational
models, ranging from human anatomy and chemistry to biology, many
The partnership between the two companies will mean
users have access now to more than 200 activities for students in grades 2-12
are aligned to state and national standards.
Schools can now purchase zSpace for Education (and
zSpace STEM Labs) bundled with Corinth Classroom software.
"Joining forces with the leading virtual reality
education, zSpace, was a logical step," said Corinth CEO Ondrej Homola. "As a
leader in interactive 3D, we are always aiming to push boundaries
Both zSpace for Education and Corinth Classroom are
at the ISTE 2015 conference June 28-July 1 in Philadelphia.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.