Dec 6

BEACONING VET game shown off at Edinburgh Obstetrical Society meeting!

Posted by Sam Harper

The stonemasonry game created for the HoloLens for the BEACONING program was shown off recently at the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society Junior Members’ Evening. The aim of the demonstration was to show the wide usage of the device for different purposes, in this case as a pain distraction during childbirth, and the VET game was…

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Oct 8

Mixed Reality and Real-Time Object Tracking

Posted by Sam Harper

To build upon the concept of using Mixed Reality to ‘see’ and ‘feel’ concepts being taught in action, the BEACONING HoloLens VET game now utilises image-based tracking to allow students to wield a real angle grinder in their training to practice cutting into stone blocks, something that is currently impossible for training students…

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Oct 4

European Conference on Game Based Learning

Posted by Sam Harper

Heriot Watt University (Sam Harper) and Coventry University (Michael Loizou) presented Beaconing content today at the European Conference on Game Based Learning in Sophia Antipolis, France. Topics covered were the VET game and the location based game available on the Beaconing service.  

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Sep 12

Public Demonstrations of BEACONING for VET in Edinburgh

Posted by Sam Harper

Scott Mcgibbon and Sam Harper from Heriot Watt University have been demonstrating the various BEACONING VET games to the general public, as well as industry leaders and Members of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh over the past month. The first event was tied in to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in conjunction with Historic Environment…

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May 8

Using Image Based Tracking in Mixed Reality to provide new learning experiences

Posted by Sam Harper

To build upon the concept of using Mixed Reality to ‘see’ and ‘feel’ concepts being taught in action, the BEACONING HoloLens VET game now utilises image-based tracking to allow students to wield a real angle grinder in their training to practice cutting into stone blocks, something that is currently impossible for training students…

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