Geneva 1850

Geneva 1850

Geneva 1850

A revolutionary journey

Project Info

Principal:
Ville de Genève

Year:
2018

Summary

Have you ever dreamed of time traveling to another era? This is the experience we propose to realize in partnership with the City of Geneva with this virtual immersion in the Geneva of 1850.

In this project, we propose to offer to the Geneva public a unique opportunity to dive into the heart of Geneva in 1850 using our technology Real Virtuality. Based on the 3D data of the Auguste Magnin’s model exhibited at the Maison Tavel and digitized during the PRAM project, visitors will be able to discover, in period attire, our city and its ancient fortifications; they will be able to walk in the streets, meet people or live daily moments of the time period. This immersive experience, both educational and entertaining, will allow young and old alike to relive as if they were there, a founding period of Geneva.

This project will be an opportunity to rediscover the masterpiece of Auguste Magnin, put it in perspective and offer with its virtual counterpart, the opportunity to dive completely into it.

Opening of the exhibition and of its immersive installation planned at the Geneva Museum of Art and History in spring 2019.

Credits

A co-production of The Museum of Art and History and Artanim

Motion Capture of a Knight in Armor

Motion Capture of a Knight in Armor

Motion Capture of a Knight in Armor

Motion study

Project Info

Year:
2012

Summary

Daniel Jaquet, a PhD student in Humanities, focuses his research on the description of fights in full armor in historical documents from the 16th century. Part of his thesis work aims at analyzing the range of possible movements while wearing such a 30 kg medieval armor. By using motion capture, he will be able to get a comprehensive amount of data.

For this mocap session, the main issue was related to the reflective surface of the armor. Indeed, reflections can be perceived as markers by the camera, introducing a lot of unwanted artefacts. By tuning our MXT40S cameras’ parameters and the reconstruction settings, we were able to solve this issue and collect good data for his study.

Thanks to:
Daniel Jacquet – History Department, Faculty of Humanities, University of Geneva
Prof. Bengt Kayser – Institute of Movement Science and Sport Medicine, University of Geneva
Stéphane Armand and Alice Bonnefoy – Willy Taillard Laboratory of Kinesiology, University Hospitals of Geneva

Related Publications

Jaquet D, Bonnefoy-Mazure A, Armand S, Charbonnier C, Ziltener JL, Kayser B. Range of motion and energy cost of locomotion of the late medieval armoured fighter: confronting the medieval technical literature with modern movement analysis, Hist Meth, 49(3):1-18, 2016.
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