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The ARDL uses the essential skills that the students enjoyed from the VRDL, but provides them with a completely unique set of tools unlike any other educational software. The ARDL […]

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The ARDL has a wide variety of uses, as it clearly can demonstrate spatial concepts, temporal concepts, and contextual relationships between both real and virtual objects. Digital Tech Frontier has […]

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>> What Is It? The ARDL is a revolutionary concept that makes virtual, 3D objects appear in the real world, attached to real objects. Users look through a Virtual Reality […]

What is the ARDL?

The ARDL is a revolutionary concept that makes virtual, 3D objects appear in the real world, attached to real objects.  Users look through a Virtual Reality POV Viewing Device or at a monitor to see virtual objects like planets, volcanoes, the human heart or dinosaurs. These can be attached to cards, the pages of a book, interactive white board or even on the floor or wall to provide a 3D animated

replica that fills the room. Virtual objects excel at conveying spatial, temporal and contextual concepts-especially when the real objects (or real replicas) are too expensive, dangerous, or fragile.  They can also be highly interactive, letting users erupt a volcano, build a human heart or pull planets out of the solar system for closer inspection.

How the ARDL Works?

 

 

A web camera is focused on a scene that contains camera tracking markers (essentially black and white squares that the software can recognize).  Each person then looks through a handheld display system called a Virtual Reality POV or at a monitor.  What the person sees is exactly what the camera sees, except that the software replaces or enhances the camera tracking markers with virtual, 3D images.  The person can then interact with those 3D images by manipulating the markers.  The person’s interaction and manipulation of the markers can also trigger narrations and sound effects.  Markers can be a variety of sizes and attached to almost any flat surface, which means they can be used in many interesting and effective ways.