LOCATION-BASED AUDIO GUIDE APP
With different frequency of ultra sound signals to predefine the location of different exhibits, the mobile phone app can be able to identify the location of the visitor through the detection of the ultra sound signal. Once the location of the visitor is confirmed, the audio tour guide app will show the introduction of the exhibit and the audio sound track can be played to introduce the background of the exhibits. 3D animation of the dinosaur will also be shown. User can change different angle to see the dinosaur in 3D view.
LEGENDS OF THE GIANT DINOSAURS EXHIBITION
The traditional museum dinosaur exhibition shows bones, fossils, model and posters. To our visitors, it is no longer attractive enough. In 2012, Hong Kong Science Museum started the preparation for the dinosaur show scheduled in 2013. Multiple updated technologies were discussed to apply in this exhibition including mobile game, advanced augmented reality, ultra sound location detection, 3D projection, different sensing technologies, Andriod-based interactive kiosk, wireless network, exhibit hardware and software as well as fabrication. It is one of the exhibitions adopting most technologies in Hong Kong in 2013-2014. What is the secret behind the Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs Exhibition?
At first, players need to pick an egg and answer questions about dinosaurs. They may get one incubation energy unit for each correct answer. A baby dinosaur will be hatched when three units were got. Furthermore, they will lose one chance for each wrong answer. When all the chances are exhausted, the game will be suspended for 30 minutes. They can skip the question without losing a chance.
(Source from Hong Kong Science Museum)