7 Ways Gesture Recognition Technology Will Revolutionize Education

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Whether you’re learning how to spell or how to perform open-heart surgery, movement is essential in helping retain vital information—hearing a lecture is great, but there’s no substitute for hands-on experience. As gesture recognition technology keeps improving and expanding with Intel leading the way, classrooms will become more dynamic—here’s how.

1. By Increasing Student Interest

A student who is active and participating is a student who is paying attention. Unfortunately, the typical classroom experience keeps students in their seats. Thanks to the gesture recognition capabilities made possible by Intel® RealSense™ technology, students will get up and get moving while participating in an interactive digital world.

2. By Allowing for Highly Specialized Training

Learning on the job is sometimes essential, but it also requires being on the job. Gesture recognition technology will allow students to perform extremely accurate simulations of tasks that can require expensive equipment. From driving a forklift to wielding a scalpel, there will be no limitations to what you can learn with gesture control technology.

3. By Giving Interactive Virtual Tours

Even the most amazing field trips are mostly “hands-off,” but with gesture technology, students will be able to tour museums and historical sites without having to keep their hands to themselves. Or, they will get to really touch the untouchable and go on tours of our galaxy and beyond from the comfort of the classroom using apps like ARPedia, which uses augmented reality to place students in immersive learning environments.

4. By Revitalizing Music Courses

Studies have repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of a musical education, but in many schools, music courses are being limited or cut altogether due to budgetary constraints. With gesture recognition technology, some day students will have the option to experiment with playing any instrument they please with only one device. It’s an orchestra and then some right within reach.

5. By Building Confidence in a Safe Environment

Some things can be intimidating or even dangerous for students to practice in real-life, but practice is often necessary to build confidence. Gesture recognition technology will make any practice safe, and educators will be able to count on it when hands-on experience is necessary.

6. By Engaging Every Student

A classroom may be filled with students, but all too often, interaction occurs in a series of one-on-one events as the rest of the class waits their turn. Gesture recognition technology will allow multiple students to participate at once, making sure that nobody is left behind.

7. By Making Learning Fun

No parent has ever had to beg their children to play a video game, yet making sure homework gets done on time can take a Herculean effort. Soon they will be able to get a boost from gesture recognition technology, which can turn complex and “dry” lesson plans into dynamic games. Fun is fun, even when it’s teaching you something.

Intel RealSense technology, with features like gesture control, will translate movement into magic and classrooms into anything you want. Learn more here.