Swedish ICT Specialists Provide Visualisation Technology to Norway’s Science Centres

An interactive visualisation table developed by Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, CMIV and Visualiseringscenter C in Norrköping is being installed in Norway’s nine regional science centres.

The Inside Explorer table enables visitors in museums, science centres and other educational environments to explore virtual objects that have been 3D-scanned using technology such as CT and microCT scanners.

The installation of the tables is part of an initiative by the Norwegian government to engage young people's interest in science and technology. The country’s regional science centres attract over one million visitors a year, all of whom will now be able to explore authentic 3D data relating to diverse subjects including human anatomy and technical designs.

The visualisation tables have been delivered as a complete solution and can be regularly refreshed with new content. Thomas Rydell, CEO of Swedish-based Interspectral, the company that develops and sells Inside Explorer, commented, “This is the largest delivery of Inside Explorer so far, and for us an important confirmation that there is a great demand for innovative educational products and a fantastic endorsement of the Inside Explorer system.”

Geir Endre Gard, Director of INSPIRIA Science Centre in Sarpsborg, Norway, added, “We chose the Inside Explorer table because it gives us a very desirable addition to our school programmes that focus on health. Inside Explorer will enrich our selection and now our visitors will be able to explore human anatomy in a way that has previously only been available in healthcare and research.”