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Capturing visitors’ comments

We are all familiar with Trip Advisor and its popularity as a site for visitors to leave comments about the hotels, restaurants and activities they experience on trips. As part of the VISTA AR project, we have been viewing the comments on Trip Advisor made about our experimentation and deployment sites, as a way of […]
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Equipment for virtual reality experiences

For anyone new to the world of virtual reality (VR) technology, the range of equipment on offer can seem quite daunting. There is also the perception that the equipment has to be prohibitively expensive when in fact, as with any product, those with a smaller budget can buy effective equipment if they don’t mind compromising […]
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THE VISTA AR INTERREG PROJECT IN THE TIME OF COVID19

The installation and testing of our new tools at our project partner sites in France (at the Château de Fougères, the Lorient Underwater Museum) and in England (at Exeter Cathedral, the site of the former Botallack mines, and the South West Coast Path) has been postponed due to Covid-19. As the restrictions begin to lift, […]
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TEASER VISTA AR – Showroom – Jan 2020 – Exeter Cathedral

The public discovers VISTA AR devices: the story in pictures
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The UoE team spreading the VISTA word

The UoE team has been out and about, spreading the word about the VISTA project. Dr Pikakshi Manchanda delivered a presentation on ‘Analysing Visitor Experience at Cultural Heritage Sites using Digital Innovative Solutions’ at the closing event of CHRISTA Interreg Europe Project during the 12th International Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe. The conference explored […]
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The Walk of Faith at Exeter Cathedral

Imagine being able to go to the top of the roof of Exeter Cathedral and daring yourself to walk along a plank to the edge and then step off into the unknown. This is exactly what the new Virtual Reality experience at the Cathedral will allow you to do. The intrepid visitor will be able […]
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Rouen 15 October 2019: The VISTA AR project confronts its research with the eco-system of tourism and heritage.

“T he premise that led to the establishment of Vista AR was the following: digital devices already exist at heritage sites but these solutions are often deployed with insufficient consideration of visitor expectations” says Jean- Baptiste Suquet, Associate Professor in the Department of People and Organisations of NEOMA BS, by way of an introduction. Therefore, Vista […]
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A first prototype of the VISTA AR augmented reality app for the Botallack mine (National Trust heritage site)

The first prototype of the augmented reality app of the mining landscape on the Tin Coast in Cornwall is now being deployed at Botallack mine. Uploaded onto tablets, the app is triggered by ‘scanning’ the stone model of the modern landscape, which can be found at the site. This stone model was created by a […]
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Exeter Cathedral West Front

The West Front Image Screen of Exeter Cathedral is one of the great architectural features of Medieval England. The screen is covered in a wealth of carving, dominated by three rows of statues in niches. At the bottom are angels appearing to support all the figures above. Most of the figures of the middle row […]
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