PureLand UNWIRED: New approaches to virtual reality for heritage at risk

Greuter, S, Kenderdine, S and Jeffrey, S 2016, 'PureLand UNWIRED: New approaches to virtual reality for heritage at risk' in Andy M. Connor and Stefan Marks (ed.) Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications, IGI Global, Hershey PA, United States, pp. 76-98.

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Title PureLand UNWIRED: New approaches to virtual reality for heritage at risk
Author(s) Greuter, S
Kenderdine, S
Jeffrey, S
Year 2016
Title of book Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications
Publisher IGI Global
Place of publication Hershey PA, United States
Editor(s) Andy M. Connor and Stefan Marks
Start page 76
End page 98
Subjects Computer Gaming and Animation
Summary The Mogao Grottoes located in Gansu Province of north-western China consist of 492 cells and cave sanctuaries carved into the cliffs above the Dachuan River in Mogao. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, they comprise the largest, most richly endowed, and oldest treasure house of Buddhist art in the world. However, for preservation and conservation reasons most of the caves are now closed to the public. This chapter discusses the range of technologies currently available for the virtual representation of Cave 220, just one of the many caves located at this site. In particular, the chapter focuses on the latest prototype, developed by the authors called Pure Land UNWIRED which uses a virtual reality platform specifically designed for a unique single user full-body immersive virtual reality experience. The discussion includes technical and evaluative analysis of this prototype.
Copyright notice Copyright: © 2016
Keyword(s) Virtual Reality
3D Scanning
Head Mounted Display
Mogao Grottoes
Cave 220
DOI - identifier 10.4018/978-1-5225-0016-2.ch004
ISBN 9781522500162
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