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"The heroes of our gut" star in Science Expo

Posted by on 10 July 2018 | Comments

Microbiome Otago's "The heroes of our gut" augmented reality experience featured at the Science Expo recently, held as part of the International Science Festival.

Especially designed to bring the gut microbiome to life for primary school-aged children, the mobile app-driven augmented reality feature caught the attention of Expo attendees of all ages, introducing the human microbiome to toddlers through to octogenarians.

By downloading an augmented reality viewer to a mobile device and using it to view a printed sheet, users can view stories and activities about common microbes that reside in the gut, interacting with the microbes as characters. More than 350 sheets were taken away, with school students encouraged to share the activity with their friends, family and classmates.

You can experience it for yourself by following the instructions here

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