December 12, 2018

Fraunhofer HHI Technologies at the Cultural Heritage Expo

Since the beginning of December, cultural objects and artifacts can be permanently digitized and researched worldwide in the "Cultural Heritage Expo". The Omnicam-360 and the 3D Human Body Reconstruction technology of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute are employed in pilot technologies to preserve our cultural Heritage.

Cultural objects threatened by wars, natural disasters or the natural wear of time are digitized in 3D. This helps to permanently secure them and enables research on artefacts worldwide. The Omnicam-360 and the 3D Human Body Reconstruction technology of Fraunhofer HHI play an important role in this process. Through their application, art and cultural objects can be accessed at any time. Furthermore, the concept of the virtual museum offers numerous other opportunities. Among other things, showrooms become flexible and can easily be expanded or added. In addition, there is the possibility of making virtual content available to the public on 360-degree video platforms or as an app.

An important dimension of digitization is sharing knowledge to advance and inspire progress. The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute participated in the cooperation between the Fraunhofer Research Alliance "Cultural Heritage" and the media producer Martin Papirowski, which conceptualized the exhibition for the "Cultural Heritage Expo". With virtual guided tours lasting over 45 minutes, it introduces the first and largest experience world in Virtual Reality.