A new option for the visually impaired to experience 3D art at museums: Manual exploration of virtual copies
- Post by: System
- 27 November 2019
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Visitors to museums are usually not allowed to touch works of art, which means significant restrictions in the experience of art for visually impaired people. A European research project (PURE-FORM), coordinated by PERCRO in Pisa, Italy, indicates a new option. It aims to make possible manual exploration of virtual 3D copies of works of art via a haptic display developed within the project. A selection of statues has been digitized, and virtual 3D copies of them made available for touching. The final goal is that a virtual library of statues will be created that is accessible at all museums having the necessary equipment. © 2003 Informa UK Ltd. All rights reserved.