That is mental!
"It could be used in schools," said Mr Lee.
"If kids are learning about planetary movement they can pick up a model of a planet and place it in orbit. That is tangible and makes the learning experience so much more powerful."
That sounds pretty cool.
I wonder what other things could be done with it. Like dismantling a little model of Earth layer by layer till you get to the core, then rebuild it. I would've payed more attention at school if we had some of these.
We saved our stuff on floppy disks when I was in school!
He is also working on an augmented reality shopping app, which combined with a virtual reality handset would allow users to try on items such as watches from online shops.
At TED, which stands for Technology, Education and Design, he also demonstrated other projects he is working on, including ZeroN, a floating ball, which can literally be placed in midair.
It utilises electromagnetism to stay afloat and when coupled with software can be used for a variety of applications
edit on 27/2/2013 by SilentE because: (no reason given)