As part of the DETOX project, the Municipality of Donja Voća opened a virtual Zagorje house which successfully combines tradition with modern technology and interprets the life of the people of Donja Voća through the past. The old Zagorje ethno house built in 1917 was renovated and its interior is enriched with multimedia content through which visitors can interact and learn about the cultural heritage of the area. As part of the project, numerous activities were carried out to revive the traditional activities of the locals and show life in former homes.
The DETOX project is supported by the European Union and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the Interreg V-A Slovenia-Croatia Cooperation Program. The general goal of the DETOX project is to "detoxify" people overburdened with stress, to actively preserve the ethnological heritage of rural areas, and to promote cross-border sustainable tourism. Numerous activities were carried out in the project, which contributed to the preservation and promotion of the cultural and ethnological heritage of the area.
As part of the DETOX project, the municipality of Donja Voća decided to renovate the old Zagorje ethno house and actively preserve the ethnological heritage of the rural area in a modern way, and include it in sustainable ethno tourism.
The challenge of this project was to create various multimedia solutions that would allow visitors to get familiar with the local customs, dishes, old objects and other authentic cultural heritage of the area.
The solution needed to be equipped with a package of centrally managed multimedia applications and in the creative part of the project it was necessary to study the rich ethnological heritage of the rural area, develop visual content and design user interfaces.
A hybrid hologram system with 2D hologram projection and 3D projection mapping on a holo doll. Wall tablets and one PandoPad® WALL 22 ”interactive unit in authentic wooden frames as part of the Virtual Wall of Memory. One interactive table containing the PandoPad® Applications package. An innovative portable virtual reality system for a virtual journey through the region. PandoPad® Manager system as a central place to manage all content.
A hybrid holographic system with 2D hologram projection and 3D projection mapping on a holo doll shows a couple talking in the original Zagorje dialect.
The hologram system incorporates a revolutionary technique of projection onto a “holo doll”. The process begins with the creation of a 3D model of the actor, from which, after special processing, a print of a 3D head is made, which is mounted on the doll. In addition to the image projected on the face, the hologram system also has a speaker that matches the doll's movements with sound and completes the multimedia experience.
Interactive Zagorje table dominates the space of the virtual Zagorje house with numerous applications and contents that fit into the authentic interior of the exhibition. All content and applications can be accessed and managed from the central PandoPad® Manager system.
Visitors will be able to try various applications on the interactive Zagorje table and get acquainted with traditional dishes, documents, old objects, and other details. After viewing the image gallery of traditional life, visitors will be able to send a virtual postcard (e-postcard) to their loved ones, or play an interactive game of preparing traditional Zagorje dish “štrukli”.
The PandoPad® Applications package also offers a handful of fun applications for the youngest. Therefore, it is possible to play popular games such as puzzles, quizzes, and memory games.
The Virtual Wall of Memory is a collection of digital albums with old photos of local's childhoods, school days, weddings and other activities displayed on tablets and an interactive unit in authentic wooden frames. The interactive unit also includes a virtual painting canvas on which visitors can paint using virtual paints and brushes (a virtual gallery of naive painting).