inspirit: Virtual Reality for Learning

Faculty: 
Neha Kumar
Students: 
Aditya Vishwanath

Our research examines the role that low-cost virtual reality technology could play in supporting learning in low-resource contexts. Specifically, we propose to study the potential of creating affordable virtual reality-based learning experiences for children in these contexts. There has been a rising penetration of low-cost mobile technologies and internet connectivity in under-resourced communities, and this motivates us to explore the feasibility of virtual reality as a medium to enhance learning experiences for low-resource contexts. Keeping this in mind, we introduce inspirit - a free mobile platform for hosting VR-based learning content for the classroom. Please visit us at www.inspiritvr.org and download our mobile application from the Google Play Store.

Lab: 
Faculty: 
Neha Kumar

In the TanDEm lab, we focus on matters relating to the design, deployment, adoption, and use of technologies towards empowerment - of underserved and under-represented communities in resource-constrained regions across the world.