Concordia University Ann Arbor: Why we use augmented, virtual reality in the classroom
ANN ARBOR – Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are not the same thing. There are some overlaps between AR and VR, but each field is trying to accomplish something conceptually different. Concordia nursing students, for example, can build their bedside manner as well as their skillset using AR and VR. AR and VR evokes a sense of wonder and critical thinking, while allowing students to be immersed in the chosen content. AdHands-on learning with AR and VR at ConcordiaAre you thinking about a career in nursing or something healthcare related?
XR internships create new reality for Ann Arbor tech ecosystem
ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor has uniquely positioned itself as a “sweet spot” for high tech. Extended Reality (XR) is an evolving industry that encompasses virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). Ann Arbor SPARK, in partnership with the University of Michigan, has created an internship program to connect students with growing startups in gaming and XR. We’re also able to support local companies which fuels growth within our ecosystem and economy,” said Margarita Hernandez, director of entrepreneurial services at Ann Arbor SPARK. Since then, all participating students have maintained full-time or consulting positions and four students reside in Ann Arbor.
Concordia University Ann Arbor’s School of Nursing innovates virtual learning during pandemic
ANN ARBOR – For the past 12-18 months, Concordia University Ann Arbor’s School of Nursing has been working on the development of enhanced virtual learning for their students. One of those enhancements being the mobile camera unit. Mobile Camera UnitThe mobile camera unit is comprised of three cameras simultaneously directed at a patient that provides viewpoints from the ceiling, front, back, and sides of the room. Mobile camera unit platform used by CUAA nursing staff - allowing students to choose the camera angle that fits their learning needs. Within the next few months, the SON also plans to start embedding information from the mobile camera unit into AR & VR headsets.
Tech Time: Company using virtual reality to help employees return to work safely during pandemic
Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."