Imagine being able to see a human heart just by aiming your smartphone camera at a T-shirt. Or being able to dissect the vital organ by aiming your phone camera at a wooden cube, seeing the same kind of detail scientists would see in a lab.
You might also be interested in seeing sea animals, discovering more about Mars or delving into the anatomy of the ear. It’s possible to see all of this and more using your smartphone, a few apps, a cube and a specialised T-shirt thanks to the brainchild of Free State electrical engineer Mbangiso Mabaso.
The 29-year-old and his business partner, Thabo Segota, an AR developer, want to make science lessons as hands-on as possible – especially for kids in rural or under-resourced areas.