Here in Northern parts of Finland, Sweden and Norway, we have many places which helped people to define the exact size and shape of the Earth in past. 11 of them are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites! Still, there is only a limited number of cultural events, services and products related to Struve Geodetic Arc, and as lovely as the existing ones are, we believe there is potential for more. Do you agree? Spring 2021 will open up a chance to learn more about Struve Geodetic Arc, tourism development and networks working around this unique cultural heritage theme.
Ultrahaptics technology allows users to receive haptic feedback without the need for wearable or portable devices. In other words: don’t touch, just wave your hands to control the view, which is actually more than welcome in public spaces during these globally challenging times. Haptic refers to a technique that utilizes the sense of touch. The device uses ultrasound to reflect sensations in the air and directly into the user’s hands. How is this technology used in improving user experience in relation to Struve Geodetc Arc? Lapland University of Applied Sciences is testing and ideating different solutions in 2021.