Wearable Technology Festival at MOSI attracts around 6,000 visitors including school children and young families over a period of four day from the 10th to13th of March during British Science Week. The ‘Tech Tour’ Show organised by Creative Augmented Realities Hub (www.creativear.org) at Hollings Faculty, MMU will be part in this year’s Wearable Technology Festival at Museum of Science and Industry. Visitors will virtually explore underground mine at Geevor Tin Mine museum, UNESCO World Heritage site through Virtual Reality (VR) application using Samsung GearVR headset and also experience art collections at Manchester Art Gallery via Augmented Reality (AR) application using Google Glass.
Staff involved are Dr. Timothy Jung (Director of CARH) and Dr Mandy Claudia tom Dieck. Technology partner for VR project is Samsung Mobile (Denny Kim) and Samsung VR & Wearables (Jason Lovell) in UK and the Virtual Reality application has been developed specifically for this event in liaise with students from the MMU Computer Science Department, who will also participate during the event together with student volunteers from Tourism Management, MMU.
According to Dr. Timothy Jung “CARH has been involved a number of wearable Augmented and Virtual Reality projects in the context of cultural heritage attractions including museums and art galleries for the past few years and we are excited to demonstrate our work to the public in Manchester via the wearable technology festival organised by Museum of Science and Industry”.
For more information, please visit http://msimanchester.org.uk/whats-on/activity/wear-it-tech-tours