Grasp is a wearable education device designed by Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design graduate student Akarsh Sanghi that is designed to bridge long-distance teaching gaps by essentially letting instructors quite literally look over the shoulders of their pupils. The smartphone-controlled device features a camera, microphone, and an adjustable laser pointer.
The tool provides the mentor with a real time insight into the learners environment through the coupling of a first person point of view and an instructional laser pointer. Therefore, the mentor can communicate to the person learning via the device and instruct using the laser pointer. It is the idea of having a companion looking over your shoulder and instructing you while learning something new irrespective of distance.
images via Akarsh Sanghi