The sandtable examines the potential to detect, calculate and show elevation models on kinetic sand in real time. Kinetic sand is known for its ability to hold its shape and be molded into different forms. The Microsoft Azure Kinect can capture detailed 3D images and with our software, the elevation model of the sand is calculated and five layers (from rivers and lakes filled with fishes to snow-covered mountains) are shown directly as a projection on the kinetic sand.

Depending on the measured biodiversity of the molded terrain a specific quantity of birds is flying over the sand, as well as a light scale indicates the biodiversity from 0 to 100 percent.

Another key feature of our development is the possibility to remote calibrate the challenging interplay between Microsoft Kinect Azure and the projection. Therefore, a calibration tool was developed, which allows fine adjustments of detection and projection with the help of a web cam and a remote access and remote-control computer software.

A: Azure Kinect, B: Beamer, C: Camera (for remote calibration)

Public Goods Game

Exhibit for the travelling exhibition
Exhibition “Experience Networks”, ScienceCenter Netzwerk, Vienna [website]

A classic game theory was developed multimedia-based for the Science Center Netzwerk. The Public Goods Game conduces as a model in experimental economics in order to analyze the provision of public goods.


Visitors of the exhibition play together and against each other at the “TeamTable” and analyze their group dynamics. It is very interesting to see the strategies of the other players. Who act as a free-rider? Who cares about the public welfare? Who tries to encourage the others to synergetic act together?

The Public Goods Game was realized on base of the “TeamTable” concept, which was used and tested in the exhibition “Heart over Heels” at the Graz Children’s museum FRida & FreD and in our showroom “touchIT”.


Mission Blood

Exhibit for the exhibition “The Human”, House of Science, Graz [Website]

Students learn with Mission Blood the function of the human blood circulation and its tasks.


Visitors experience the different functionalities and mechanisms of the human blood circulation aboard a tiny space ship.


Medical Doll

Temporary exhibit [2012|04 – 2013|03]
Exhibition: Heart over Heals | MED Labor
Location: FRida & freD – The Graz Children’s Museum

The medical doll allows visitors of the MED labor to try out examination methods of a pediatrician. A doll in the size of a child, which is equipped with different sensors and RFID readers, lies on an examining table. The doll responds to provided medical items, like a stethoscope, otoscope or magnifier. At the beginning of every sequence, the doll explains with kind of pain it feels.

The visitors search for the right instrument and treat the interactive doll at the right spot. A physician explains the disease of the doll and the its therapy.


Over the Edge of a Plate – Cooking Game

Permanent exhibit & exhibit for travelling exhibition
Location traveling exhibition: “Hotel Global” [website]
Location permanent exhibit: Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur GmbH [website]

An interactive exhibit with the subject „Healthy Diet” was developed in cooperation with the Graz Children’s museum „FRida & freD“ for “Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur”. The “eatable zoo” is located on the manufacture’s area, it is a creative organic farm, with old farm animal breeds and eatable vegetation.


The interactive exhibit deals with the question „Where does our food come from?” Children are able to cook various meals and have to choose between different ingredients (regional or imported products).

NXP Smart City

NXP is one of the leading producers of RFID and NFC technology. The various capabilities of NXP products are shown in this project by using a city metaphor. The Smart City is presented at different exposition, for example the Cartes in Paris.

Smart City consists of three areas: transportation, city center and suburban area. RFID/NFC technology can be used in different use cases. For example, you can rent a bike by using your NFC capable smart phone or you are able to use your RFID underground ticket to get access to the museum.

NXP Train

The Styria company NXP is specialist in the sector of RFID technology. Various possibilities of NXP products in the field of transportation are shown via the NXP Train. It is a contactless controllable demo with two Märklin model railroads. This train demo for the purpose of showing the performance of NXP ticket solutions is used at exposition and exhibitions, for example in Los Angeles, Moscow or Berlin.

The NXP train consists of a Märklin model railroad, NXP RFID reader, Reed contacts and other electronics. The trains are controlled with different RFID cards to determine the next stop or change the direction.

Carriage Simulator

Permanent exhibit: Spanish Riding School Lipizzaner Stud Piber, Köflach [website]

While sitting on a carriage, made of iron and wood, you are able to steer horses with reins through the landscape. For the exhibit a real carriage and real reins are used as interfaces. The implementation emphasized on realistic horse’s reactions.

The landscape resembles the Weststyrian hilly landscape and provides paths, hills, creeks and a typical farmer house of the region.

The visitors of the Stud Piper receive a chip for using the carriage. If they want to take another ride with it, it is also possible to use one Euro coins.


Visitors are also able to compare with others during a carriage race. The turf is a 3d simulation of the real turf in Piper.


Social Networks

Permanent exhibit: Styrian regional exhibition “Ways to Health”, Bruck an der Mur
Exhibit for the travelling exhibition “Experience Networks”, ScienceCenter Netzwerk, Vienna [website]

The exhibit „Social Networks“ illustrates the value of connections between each other and allows to strain own networks and was developed in cooperation with the Graz Children’s Museum FRida & freD for the Styrian regional exhibition in Bruck an der Mur. The exhibit is an interactive part of the exhibition for children and teenagers. “Social Networks” was also exposed in the exhibition “Experience Networks” of the Science Center Netzwerk.


Fax Station

The fax station illustrates digital data transmission for children and teenagers.

faxstation 1

This exhibit was developed in cooperation with the company HolliNetz consulting for the initiative KET – Kinder erleben Technik (Children experience technology), to visualize binary communication. Two touchscreens, which are built into Plexiglas boxes, act as sender and receiver of a message.

faxstation 2

When a message is send from the sender to the receiver, the communication is carried out with balls, which are transported by a mechanism to the receiver and are recognized with optical sensors. This allows to visualize also problems and errors of data transmission.


Speaking Torso

Permanent exhibit: House of Science, Graz [Website]

The speaking torso allows teenagers with the Ravensburger tiptoi technology to learn more about their body.

Instead of studying books about the human organs, the Ravensburger tiptoi pen allows to directly interact with the organs.


The speaking torso supports discovery learning. Besides spoken explanations it offers a playful review of the knowledge by tipping with the tiptoi pen. The content is auditory, visually and tangibly communicated.

Intervertebral Disk

Travelling exhibition: MS Science

The exhibit to the topic intervertebral disk deals with the widespread disease dorsal pain. An innovative, multimedia information system shows the reasons for problems with intervertebral disks and how they can be identified and treated.


The MS Science visits with an exhibition, which also includes two exhibits developed by FH JOANNEUM, Institute of Information Management in cooperation with the studio Barbara Aussenegg, 30 cities along the German-Austrian waterway with the motto “New Ways in Medicine”. The exhibit with the topic intervertebral disk was developed on behalf of the studio Barbara Aussenegg. The scientific input was provided by university professor Dr. Siegfried Trattnig of the center of excellence “Hochfeld-Magnetresonanz” (MR) at the Medical University of Vienna.


By touching the screen animations and video clips with the subject intervertebral disk are shown. A 3D representation of a spine with intervertebral disks shows how intervertebral disks work and the consequences of right and wrong pressures of the back. Moreover, different medical imaging techniques, like X-ray, computer tomography and magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) are shown. With MRT, slipped disks can be identified early, so that they can be prevented.[:]

Hazards in Blood

Travelling exhibition: MS Science

An innovative, multimedia information system with the title „How thrombocyte influence our blood?” shows with video clips and animations which roles are played by thrombocytes during injuries and thromboses.


The MS Science visits with an exhibition, which also includes two exhibits developed by FH JOANNEUM, Institute of Information Management in cooperation with the studio Barbara Aussenegg, 30 cities along the German-Austrian waterway with the motto “New Ways in Medicine”. The exhibit with the topic intervertebral disk was developed on behalf of the studio Barbara Aussenegg. The scientific input was provided by Dr. Christine Mannhalter from the Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics (Vienna General Hospital).


Visitors can navigate through the animations and video clips by using a rotatable knob. The multimedia show how thrombocytes make sure, that one doesn’t lose too much blood and that wounds are closed. During an interactive quiz, the knowledge of thrombocytes can be testet.

Magellan’s Journey

Exhibition „Globetrotter“, Frida & freD – Graz Children’s Museum, Graz [website]

Be a sailor and discoverer once in a lifetime! With the exhibit “Magellan’s journey” this childhood dream can come true.


Children go on a tenderly animated journey with the discoverer Magellan. The ship has to be steered with the wheel to hold the right course. Ship ahoy!

Geriatrix Says Hello

Exhibit for travelling exhibition
Location traveling exhibition: “Wirkungswechsel” [website]

For the exhibition “Wirkungswechsel” we developed in cooperation with the Science Center Network a station about demography.

Through personalization of statistical data, visitors gain a new perspective on demographical questions like demographic growth, life expectancy and so on.

Visitors enter their year of birth, birthplace, and gender and figure out the interdependencies of age, gender, time and residence.

What would be,

  • if I were born in Somalia instead of Austria?
  • If I would spend the rest of my life in China?
  • If I had another gender?
  • If I were born 70  years sooner?


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