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Western Tech gets a visit from the augmented reality mobile lab

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Area educators get tour of augmented reality mobile lab

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The 'Z-Space Mobile Lab' stopped at Western Technical College on Monday.

'Augmented Reality' uses headgear to add computer generated information to a display of a real world environment. The mobile lab offers applications in virtual cadavers, animal and plant sciences, and auto service.

The Regional Director with Z-Space, Pat Salstrand, says the platform has the ability to greatly increase accessibility for classroom learning.

"What we can do is provide a platform where instructors and students can work with content that they don't always have access to in the classroom," said Salstrand.

Z-Space is the only company in the world that provides screen-based mixed reality technology.

For more information on efforts underway in our area to help connect workers, local employers and educators... click on the Workforce Ready tab on the home page on our website and you'll find information on job training programs and job fairs in our area.

News 8 will be reporting on the need for more workers in our area in the weeks and months to come as part of our Workforce Ready project.


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