‘Hologram’ lecturers to teach at UK university

‘Hologram’ lecturers to teach at UK university
Loughborough University has become the first UK university to include Proto’s ‘hologram’ technology, allowing guest-speakers to speak live in ‘hologram’ form.

The adoption of Proto’s technology allows lecturers to give live talks from anywhere around the world, offering opportunities for co-teaching experiences where appropriate with an in-room lecturer and a ‘hologram’ lecturer.

The technology will be used for presenting 3D digital objects for closer inspection in engineering, architecture, design and sports science classes, where objects can be rotated and studied in close detail. The unit installed at the university will be used to present pre-recorded messages and talks from industry partners and alumni, while also using Proto’s first AI hologram avatar function to provide interactive guidance and information for prospective students, parents/guardians during events such as university open days.

Rachel Thomson, pro vice-chancellor for education and student experience, Loughborough University, commented: “This new technology will enhance the learning experiences of our students, enabling us to offer more interaction with external guests, particularly those based overseas.

“We look forward to exploring just what is possible with the Proto hologram technology.”

Pictured: Professors Vikki Locke and Gay Burnett of Loughborough beaming into a Proto unit at Loughborough Univeristy. 

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