The Manchester Museum - Equipment - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Manchester Museum

For the Stage 2 Development of the Haptic Interactive Device as an aid for visitors with disabilities. Haptic technology is a tactile feedback technology that takes advantage of a user’s sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, and/or motions to the user, allowing museum visitors, and especially those who are visually impaired, to “touch” and explore selected 3D artefacts in a 3D digital environment. The Stage 2 Development will allow the Museum to realize the full potential of this remarkable technology and make a profound difference to the experience of many more museum visitors who have disabilities.
The Manchester Museum is one of the UK’s great regional museums, and the country’s largest university museum. Access to the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions is free.