MUZIEUM - MIXED REALITY APP

EXPEDITION TACTILE PAVING

Imagine this… you're partially sighted and you are in the middle of the city. On your right a moped goes by, on your left people are walking by you and you hear someone yell in the far distance. So, how are you going to find the way to your favorite store? Which obstacles will you run into? And even more important, how are you going to deal with this? These are the questions where Expedition Tactile Paving will provide the answers to.

Mixed Reality app
"THE OOGFONDS THINKS IT'S IMPORTANT THAT REAL AWARENESS WILL BE RISEN IN THE NETHERLANDS FOR THE TROUBLES THAT BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED PEOPLE HAVE TO DEAL WITH EVERY DAY. EXPEDITION TACTILE PAVING PROVIDES JUST THIS IN A UNIQUE WAY AND PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS TARGET GROUP."

Edith Mulder, CEO Oogfonds

How does it work?

The participants are handed Virtual Reality glasses and a white cane to find their way through Nijmegen. The glasses are provided with an application that we developed specifically for MuZIEum. The App simulates alternatives of partially sightedness like tunnel vision where the participant can see the world, but only through a small opening.

MuZIEum - opens your eyes!

The MuZIEum offers visitors a surprising and unique experience. They are being immersed in a world where they can see for themselves, what it's like to be blind or partially sighted. The various experiences aim to raise awareness for the barriers, but also the possibilities that come from a visual limitation. In the MuZIEum de roles are reversed; the blind lead the seeing. It offers a looking glass to see what it's like, and it brings you an unforgettable experience.

The MuZIEum has been proclaimed as being the most innovative excursion of the Netherlands in 2013, and the most fun excursion of Gelderland in 2015.

A different perspective

We see more and more Virtual and Augmented Reality applications, but never before have we seen them brought together and being used to create awareness, by offering the audience the chance to ‘see’ what it’s like to be blind or partially sighted.