Holographic teachers in remote schools?

Tuesday, 24 January, 2023

Holographic teachers in remote schools?

Holoportation technology has arrived in Australia, and it could see teachers being ‘beamed’ into remote, short-staffed schools.

Proto Inc’s hologram device and platform has landed in Brisbane with robotics company Teleln, which has already begun using the technology.

“I see massive potential across many industries, including education, corporate and health care. This technology can connect students with educators from different locations in the education sector, allowing schools to provide on-demand expertise for niche subjects, especially during our current teacher skills shortage. The applications are beneficial for regional and remote schools where access to education talent is limited,” said Benjamin Farkas, Managing Director of Teleln.

Pilot program discussions are already underway in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, where the technology will be tested and evaluated and feedback sought for further refinement.

“Australians know better than most how geography affects you,” said David Nussbaum, inventor and CEO of Proto Hologram.

“So who better to lead the way into a future where we can be wherever we need to be, and want to be, without an 18-hour flight? I’m excited to see what Benjamin, with his track record in advancing robotics, will do with our holoportation technology.”

Proto was recently named an honoree at CES 2023 in the field of digital health, while Forbes named it one of the top stories of the event. The 7′ tall Proto Epic and tabletop Proto M are already in use globally — including at the last Australian Open, where Nick Kyrgios and Dylan Alcott beamed in for KIA.

Image credit: iStock.com/fotostorm

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