Project Zanzibar

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Project Zanzibar mat with a man's finger tracing individual alphabet cards. The traced letter appears on the tablet by the mat.

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled its latest research project, Project Zanzibar. Project Zanzibar blends digital and physical worlds by sensing touch, gestures and objects. Using a physical smart mat and Near Field Communication (NFC) stickers, the software can detect, recreate and track objects. Project Zanzibar can be used for play - allowing students to bring their toys to life in interactive play, as a movie maker (animated videos) and gaming. Project Zanzibar can also be used for education, with interactive activities that provide guidance and feedback. Learn letters, spelling, math and simple coding - there is unlimited potential for educational learning!

Learn more about what Project Zanzibar can do in the video below!