From 4 to 14 November our BrainControl Avatar was active at the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, allowing people with severe and very severe motor disabilities to visit from remote the SOCIOCROMIE exhibition dedicated to the historical and social value of colour, curated by the architect and designer Giulio Ceppi, and the Transport Collection in the Airship Pavilion of the Museum.
As is well known, BrainControl Avatar is a robotic alter ego remotely controlled from a PC, without the need to use any other tools. It allows disabled people to visit exhibitions or attend events autonomously, interact with the attendance, and experience an intense relational impact.
It was certainly a positive and important experience for both Brain Control, the Museum and the MuseoCity Association of Milan which strongly supported the initiative.
Above all it was an important experience for the disabled people that could get access to the exhibitions and later left us very positive comments. The visitors were accompanied by guides introducing the exhibitions and in the Aeronavale pavilion of the Museum Brain Control went even further by inserting the Avatar as the “twelfth” participant in an organized group, thus allowing the visitor from remote to be virtually “present” at the exhibition: this experiment, certainly difficult to achieve, was really a success.
Currently the BrainControl Avatar service is active at the Santa Maria della Scala Museum in Siena and will be soon activated at the University Museums of Siena.