isitors of the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City in Hangzhou, China will be able to experience the newly declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in Augmented Reality thanks to the [nofollow]Rokid Glass 2.
Instead of looking at passive displays, visitors will experience an innovative and immersive interaction with the Neolithic Liangzhu culture through Augmented Reality. Beginning October, visitors are able to witness and interact with scenes from the past which come to life with the power of Augmented Reality through wearable devices.
The Archeological Ruins of Liangzhu City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 6 2019. The sacred site shows “five thousand years of Chinese civilization” with a total area of 34 square kilometers, equivalent to 4 Forbidden Cities. Visitors are able to use Rokid Glass 2 at two of the sites within the ruins, the Liangzhu Archaeological Site and the Liangzhu Museum.
At the Liangzhu Archeological Site, visitors can experience a virtual tour guide and location-based service which leads visitors to different AR experience points. Historical buildings have been simulated and restored in real scale at the untouched archeological landscapes through Rokid Glass 2. Visitors are able to travel back in time and imagine how the site evolved throughout history.
The Liangzhu Museum exhibits mostly jade, silk, ivory and pottery artefacts used by Liangzhu residents throughout history. The Rokid Glass 2 showcases artefacts’ key features through holographic images and demonstrates how it was used 5,000 years ago. One of the Augmented Reality experiences features a hieroglyphic image of a bird come to life as it flies out of the jade.
When speaking about the Rokid Glass 2 Augmented Reality, one member of the Liangzhu team stated:
“This is the first time The Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City use AR technology to guide, inform, and restore historical artefacts for visitors. We want to find new ways of engaging people with our collection outside of a traditional museum setting. Rokid Glass 2 helps visitors explore new ways of interpreting the artefacts and look at its stories from a new perspective. It is an innovative method of showcasing the museum’s collection,”
Rokid have designed the Rokid Glass 2 to look just like a standard pair of sunglasses, they are lightweight and can be folded for storage purposes. Rokid Glass 2 hands-free voice control interface and robust extensions for use with existing mobile devices make it extremely versatile.
Rokid Glass 2 is the world’s first AR glasses used at cultural heritage sites and museums. Rokid’s innovative smartglasses continue to gain adoption throughout the industry, logistics, exhibition, healthcare, education, and many other vertical markets. Rokid Glass is currently sold to nearly 40 countries worldwide, including the United States, Canada and England.