Fax station

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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