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02:04 AM, February 28, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:51 AM, March 07, 2015

The Interactive Classroom Board

Among the impressive inventions that emerged from The Maker's Lab, was the Immersive Augmented Education system, by Akkas Uddin Haque. Haque is a Software Engineer who came up with an interactive classroom board that can essentially detect hand movements (sometimes to create 3D images) and can be used by teachers to interact with students in a more interesting manner.

“I had attended the workshop conducted by Nazmus Saquib of MIT Media Lab,” says Haque when asked how he came up with the idea.  “I believe that Augmented Reality could help us in many ways. Students will be more interested in study material if they are more engaging. Augmented Reality is bound to make a lasting impression, as students will be able to physically see the effects of manipulating/interacting with the material they want to study. In developed countries, they actually conduct experiments in the class to make the classes more interesting. This is why I believe this project has very strong implications in our country where actual physical setups would be very expensive and time consuming,” he says. 

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