Interactive corporate exhibition MED-EL

Tangible interface software in the “Audioversum” of MED-EL World, Innsbruck, Germany

Multi touch wall with integrated audio system at the interactive company exhibition from MED-EL
Interactive station for hearing aid devices at the MED-EL exhibition
Interactive multi user table with multi touch technology
Audio system at the interactive company exhibition by MED-EL
Tangible Interface Table with optical object recognition and multi touch software by Garamantis

For the “Audioversum” corporate exhibition at MED‑EL World, Ars Electronica Solution has created a new interactive highlight.

This exhibition invites visitors to explore and experience the products of the technologically pioneering company in the field of implantable hearing devices.

Embedded into a unique architectural setting, eight exhibits give insight into the implants’ function and scope of application and make the corporation’s history come alive at the same time. The interactive stopovers feature, among others, a multi‑touch wall, multi‑touch screens and a tangible interface table. Inside the exhibition, both the people who have left their creative mark on MED-EL as well as those whose hearing has been restored to them thanks to the latest medical technology are given a chance to speak.
So, with the help of innovative multimedia technology, the MED-EL World in the company’s international headquarters in Innsbruck presents MED-EL as a “hands-on”, touchable corporation.

On behalf of Ars Electronica Solutions, Garamantis has developed the multi-touch software for the tangible interface table. This table unites multi-touch technology, object recognition and an audio system. It recognizes objects (e.g. info flyers) placed upon its surface with the help of special markers and then displays video footage and additional info surrounding the physical object. Furthermore, the tangible interface table has several “audio knobs” on each of its sides which light up once an object is put down near them and thus encourage the users to listen. All in all, this interactive corporate exhibition familiarizes visitors with the variety of products in the field of hearing implants in an interactive and playful way.

(Photographs by: Ars Electronica Solutions, My Trinh Gardiner, Johanna Mathauer)

Project facts

  • Client: Ars Electronica Solutions
  • Context: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Finishing date:  April 2014
  • Tangible Interface Software
  • Integrated audio system

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