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HistoryMaker VR

Target Audience
  • Middle School
  • Teen
  • Oculus Rift

HistoryMaker VR is a virtual reality (VR) puppeting tool for classrooms. In this IES/SBIR Phase I proof of concept, students are able to select a historical figure to use as a puppet and record themselves as that person. The student will also be able to interact with props specific to the time period and the historical figure selected.

HistoryMaker VR allows the student to upload the speech into the game and recite it using an in-game teleprompter. After recording, the student can choose a different vantage point inside the game to watch the recording, or the student or teacher can export the recording to watch it outside of VR. HistoryMaker VR can also be streamed to monitors/projectors so the entire classroom can watch.

This prototype is being funded by a Phase I grant awarded by the Department of Education IES Small Business Innovation Research program.

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