Cortina Productions, powered by Ultraleap technology, is now implementing touch-free digital interactive experiences at museums and aquariums, allowing visitors to control the interactive content without touching surfaces or buttons.

Using Ultraleap’s camera module and their TouchFree application, Cortina Productions has been able to retrofit existing exhibits to mitigate safety concerns about touching public surfaces. This hygienic solution allows visitors to continue to engage with interactive exhibitions in a new and exciting way through hand-tracking sensors.

Cortina Productions has recently partnered with the Aquarium of the Pacific to transform their Whales: Voices in the Sea exhibit into a touch-free interactive experience. Principal, Jim Cortina explains, “Since we created the Aquarium of the Pacific experiences over a decade ago, we’ve had a wonderful working relationship with their team. It’s been exciting to work with them again as well as our partners at Ultraleap to bring touchless technology to the Whales: Voices in the Sea exhibit. The speed at which we’ve been able to implement the touchless software – days as opposed to months – means we can react to visitor needs and provide a variety of interactive options to help people feel comfortable in a museum setting again.”

TouchFree provides touchscreen emulation by detecting a user’s hand in mid-air, converting it to an on-screen cursor, and supporting an interaction method that users are familiar with. TouchFree is designed to run invisibly on top of existing user interfaces without the need for modifications. It means minimal downtime for retrofitting and familiar interactions all while maintaining an easy-to-use and accessible format.

Cortina Productions will be implementing more touch-free interactive experiences soon at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

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