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Arizona State University to Use VR Headset for Bio Lab

via The Washington Post

Wherever there are people who need to be trained in complex environments or on high-priced machines with little room for error, there is a potential role for VR, according to Michael Angilletta, the associate director of undergraduate programs in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State.

Angilletta said the desire to provide students with engaging real-world experience prompted school officials to partner with Google and Labster ––a VR development company –– to create simulated environments for online students enrolled in a general biology course. Students will have the option of using VR headsets to complete the course’s lab requirements. Those that don’t want to purchase their own set will be able to rent a pair from the school at no cost.

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