While Microsoft is focussed very intently on the factory floor and design studio for the Microsoft HoloLens, the device has always been ideal for another experience – that being of a guided museum tour.
This application, of course, has the advantage of being a controlled environment, but one where visitors both benefit from being able to closely examine the real physical world of art and artefacts around them and being able to access more information and guidance about the same items.
It still, of course, takes a lot of expertise to create such an experience, which is where Mixed Reality company ARTEMA comes in.
A spin-off from the University of Campania in Italy, the company specializes in creating mixed reality experiences using the Microsoft HoloLens in museum-like environments.
Those experiences include:
- Virtual captions
- In-depth audio, interpreted by professional actors
- Holographic images
- Animated 3D models
- Interactive games
Using the glasses, museums are able to offer visits which are exciting and engaging, and at the same time deepening the content that they want to be highlighted.
ARTEMA is composed of university professors, research doctors, companies and professionals with decades of experience in the field of augmented and holographic reality, applying original approaches for the design of experiences and gamification.
With the HoloLens 2 now significantly cheaper ($3500 vs $5000), more comfortable, with a larger field of view and requiring less set-up and calibration, now may be the perfect time for just this application.
Read more about ARTEMA’s service and find their contact details at their website here.