Solution Overview & Team Lead Details

Our Organization

Avrmas Inc.

What is the name of your solution?

VR Language Ed.

Provide a one-line summary of your solution.

Creativity is wasted if criticism isn't encountered.

Film your elevator pitch.

What specific problem are you solving?

The problem is that Native Americans are drifting away from their current native language and traditional teachings. The current product that I developed is to use virtual reality to provide an additional study method for students to learn. The way that my project will revolutionize my community is that it will use virtual reality to teach students to learn their native language, traditional teachings, and ability to use new technology. The primary objective is to demonstrate that individuals can have another way to learn how to speak their native language and be taught their traditions with virtual reality.

What is your solution?

Virtual reality is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment” (InstaVR, 2017). I do not plan to use a full virtual reality headset. They are too expensive to purchase (Oculus $299). I plan to use something more simple.

We will use a google cardboard headset ($14.99) to start with first. Then I will have to use a GoPro Fusion Virtual Reality camera ($599) to record the multiple scenarios of elders fluent in Navajo, speaking and having simple conversations in order for children to listen so they can follow along. 

After finishing the recording, I will edit the recording of the conversations on my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channe...), in order to add English subtitles of the Navajo conversation being spoken ( just to start with first). 

("The share of Americans that own a smartphone is now 85% in 2021" - https://www.pewresearch.org/in...) many children dependents will use either their own HD smartphone screen or one being provided. Just as long as the conversation is being spoken. They can follow along while using LTE on their smartphones screen or to record using Wi-Fi internet to watch at a different time.  

Strong preference will be given to Native-led solutions that directly benefit and are located within the Indigenous communities. Which community(s) does your solution benefit? In what ways will your solution benefit this community?

My solution will benefit all Native American communities that speak their own indigenous language. My first indigenous community I will help is the Diné Navajo Language and to benefit the Navajo Nation located in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Many more native communities will follow along also. 

How are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?

The solution is to use virtual reality to allow individuals to engage in native conversations, in order to learn their language. I will provide a virtual reality google cardboard headset that will have easy and simple conversations in order for individuals to speak and learn their own native language.

New expansions of technologies are currently changing and there are many different utilities that can benefit people. This can show that virtual reality is quickly evolving and that people can learn to use a new technology.

Where our solution team is headquartered or located:

Window Rock, AZ, USA

Our solution's stage of development:

Prototype

How many people does your solution currently serve?

2

Why are you applying to Solve?

I will pursue to provide the best support for Native American cultures, indigenous language, and indigenous teachings to benefit the Navajo Nation and other reservations. Using virtual reality is a technology that can be used to expand the teachings of more advanced learning and the best education.  

In which of the following areas do you most need partners or support?

  • Business model (e.g. product-market fit, strategy & development)
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (e.g. collecting/using data, measuring impact)
  • Technology (e.g. software or hardware, web development/design, data analysis, etc.)

Who is the Team Lead for your solution?

Renaldo Eugene Holgate

Please indicate the tribal affiliation of your Team Lead.

Navajo

Is the Team Lead a resident of the United States?

Yes

Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?

Drive positive outcomes for Native learners of any or all ages while supporting culturally grounded educational opportunities on and/or off reservations.

More About Your Solution

Which of the following categories best describes your solution?

A new business model or process that relies on technology to be successful

Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:

  • Internet of Things
  • Software and Mobile Applications
  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality

In which states will you be operating within the next year?

  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Utah
Your Team

What type of organization is your solution team?

Hybrid of for-profit and nonprofit

How many people work on your solution team?

1

How long have you been working on your solution?

5 Years

Your Business Model & Funding

Do you primarily provide products or services directly to individuals, to other organizations, or to the government?

Individual consumers or stakeholders (B2C)

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