Mixed reality, a subset of augmented reality that involves inserting 3D images into real-life video feeds, offers a huge amount of potential for diverse fields and industries, and Microsoft's 'View Mixed Reality' system promises to bring the tech into a noble one: education. The recently announced system has the potential to help students understand the lessons their learning in virtually any subject, adding a 3D, visual element to aid in contextualization.
At its Microsoft Education event in New York City, the company demonstrated View Mixed Reality for a history lesson. In the demonstration, the presenters ran a video feed of themselves on stage while talking about NASA's famous Curiosity rover. Using View Mixed Reality, they were able to place the machine into the video feed in 3D to illustrate its surprising size.