City Pulse by Local Projects City Pulse by Local Projects
City Pulse by Local Projects City Pulse by Local Projects
City Pulse by Local Projects City Pulse by Local Projects

Point and look

04 : 06 : 2015 One World Observatory : Local Projects : City Pulse

New York – One World Observatory is using the latest in gesture-based technology for an interactive concierge.

  • Operators wear a gesture-controlled arm band, enabling them to manipulate up to 10 screens with simple movements
  • ‘The capacity to make this deep, customised connection with each group of visitors is really powerful’ – Jake Barton, founder of Local Projects

One hundred storeys above the city skyline, One World Observatory offers unparalleled views over the buzzing metropolis below. City Pulse, from media designers Local Projects, helps guests to connect with the landmarks and neighbourhoods they observe from above.

At City Pulse ‘global ambassadors’ are stationed under a ring of HD video monitors fitted with gesture recognition technology. Through pointing or sweeping arm movements, ambassadors can summon images and information to the screen, providing guests with close-up views of the buildings below and investigate areas tailored to each group.

The Big Picture: Awakening Tech is helping museums to create engaging, immersive and entertaining spaces. Find out more with our Responsive Museums microtrend.

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