Mobile apps that create a 3D virtual lab for science experiments for school kids
Learning outcomes are most effective when there is a healthy mix of theory as well as hands on learning through experiments or demonstrations. In a survey of 240,000 secondary and senior secondary schools (class 11th and 12th), more than 75 per cent of schools in our country aren’t fully equipped with science laboratories. For classes 9th and 10th, wherein an integrated science module is taught to students, over 58 per cent schools don’t have the requisite lab.
Across the world, practical work in well-equipped labs is considered essential for science teaching. However, in several states in India, the situation is worse than what the national average indicates. The situation appears to be slightly better at the previous level of study, classes 9 and 10. But considering that the integrated science paper is compulsory at this level, this improved situation is illusory. More than half the students of classes 9 and 10 are learning science without labs, which itself would be a strong reason that will discourage them from pursuing science further.
LabInApp is a 3D interactive virtual laboratory tool that aims to focus on heuristic approach of understanding science. With this ‘hands-on’ ideology, LabInApp aims to facilitate students and teachers to perform science experiments on computers or mobile devices. LabInApp’s real-time 3D computer graphics technology aims to promote ‘learn by doing’ pedagogy. On one hand, this enhances the ability of the teacher to deliver a live demonstration of experiments, concepts and complex ideas in a controlled environment. On the other, it allows students to grasp and appreciate the concepts being taught.
LabInApp’s products are developed for secondary and high school students which includes CBSE/ICSE standards. The company is currently betting on $20 million industry which is only expected to grow. LabInApp will perfectly fit into developing countries to cater basic education facility and enhance learning in developed countries too. Thus, the market and its size is high, globally.
LabInApp is based in Hubli, Karnataka.
LabInApp facilitates students to work on their science experiments multiple times without worrying about laboratory resources. Students can also visualize many things which are not visible to naked eye in the actual laboratory.
For a better learning, there is a need for innovative solution and LabInApp’s 3D virtual laboratory provides the ability for students/teachers to perform the experiments in a real-time 3D environment. Currently, 1500 schools and 20,000 classrooms are using LabInApp’s software.
About the Founders
Pavan Shinde, Co-Founder & CEO
Pavan is a computer science engineer from BVBCET, Hubli. He co-founded LabInApp after finishing his engineering. During his engineering days, he has worked on computer graphics and vision projects which later became the prime technology behind the LabInApp.
Girish Shirigannavar, Co-Founder & CTO
Girish is an electrical and electronics engineer from BVBCET, graduated in the year 2012. Girish brings with him great deal of expertise on technical and other platform development matters.
Pramod Ramdurg, Co-Founder & COO
Pramod is a computer science engineer from BVBCET, Hubli. Pramod will oversee the business operations within the company and assist with the business development aspect.
Vinayak Hulabutti, Co-Founder & CMO
Vinayak is an electrical and electronics engineer from BVBCET graduated in the year 2012. Vinayak is specialized in Marketing and Sales.