Digital Heritage Lab
Digital heritage is receiving attention in the cultural heritage domain. New digital technologies are increasingly being used and studied for documentation, conservation, restoration, and dissemination of cultural heritage. Research at Digital Heritage Lab focuses on the three-dimensional(3D) documentation and its application, virtual heritage, and experience technologies for museums. We seek how a digital technology can contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage, and what we can develop to overcome ‘digital divide’ in the cultural heritage domain through collaborative work.
Advanced digital techniques such as 3D scanning have increased the accuracy of measurements for heritage recording. We study how 3D scanning can record historic monuments more efficiently(cf. scan planning), and how 3D scan data can be utilized for analysis, interpretation, and restoration of cultural heritage(cf. virtual restoration, perception enhancement, geometric analysis).
Virtual heritage extends its role in the cultural heritage domain, and 3D acquisition technologies and VR is clarifying outlook. We develop virtual heritage applications for effective dissemination of cultural heritage.
Changes in society and technology have reshaped how museums function in the digital age. We study how digital technology and virtual heritage can enhance a visitor’s experience at a museum.