November 18, 2020 – To mark Vukovar Remembrance Day 2020, visitors have the opportunity to experience a virtual exhibition set up in the heroic city using augmented reality.
HRTurizam reports that at selected GPS locations in the center of Vukovar and near the Water Tower, visitors can use their mobile phones to see photos of the formerly destroyed city and short videos depicting the city’s tragedy and the people in the area around them.
You can currently view historical images of Vukovar only in Vukovar. However, the technology developed by Croatian engineers at Equinox Vision enables installing similar materials around the country and the world via the Equinox XR mobile application.
The founders of Equinox, Ivan Voras, and Saša Ilišević, were born in Slavonia, and the Water Tower was where they spent part of their carefree childhood. They both live and work in Zagreb and have developed technology that allows both visitors to Vukovar and their citizens to watch historically significant moments of the city whenever they want through their platform using augmented reality.
“This virtual content is integrated into the environment in a way that is seen together with the environment. The content is reminiscent of holograms from science fiction movies and allows you to compare the current situation with the situation that existed when the photos and videos were taken,” said the founders of Equinox Vision.
It is an Equinox XR platform that aims to enable the mass placement of interactive augmented virtual content with social network elements rather than a solution for an individual client, which is a significant difference.
This is a unique opportunity to compare the look of locations before and after like never before. The virtual exhibition was set up without profit, donated by Equinox Vision, and the Vukovar City Museum donated part of the visual materials.
Locations in the city, such as Radnički dom, Frankopanska Ulica, Jean Michel Nicoliera bridge, are enriched with the contents seen with the Equinox XR mobile application.
After downloading the application, user registration is optional, and in any case, it is necessary to select “Vukovar” from the content menu.
If you can’t make it to Vukovar, the company’s YouTube channel has published videos directly from mobile phones that show the virtual exhibition and how it is viewed.
The exhibition currently has no expiration date and will remain visible until further notice. In addition to the exhibition in Vukovar, the mobile application authors intended to set up similar virtual content in Croatia for Advent this year.
If you are going to Vukovar, be sure to give it a try. The Equinox XR mobile app is free and available for Android and iPhone devices.
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