The Whales: Voices in the Sea exhibit has been transformed into a touchless attraction, where visitors can control the interactive content without touching surfaces or buttons.

The retrofit project was carried out by Cortina Productions, the full-service media design and production company.

The exhibit is powered by Ultraleap technology, specifically their camera module and TouchFree application. It provides touchscreen emulation by detecting a user’s hand mid-air and converting it into an on-screen cursor.

The ten-year-old exhibit is now fit for a modern audience, offering hygienic solutions that enable visitors to engage with the interactive exhibit and learn more about the oceans without having to touch a button.

Jim Cortina, Cortina Productions’ principal, commented: Since we created these Aquarium of the Pacific experiences over a decade ago, we’ve had a wonderful working relationship with their team.

“It’s been exciting to work with them again as well as our partners at Ultraleap to bring touchless technology to the Whales: Voices in the Sea exhibit. The speed at which we’ve been able to implement the touchless software – days as opposed to months – means we can react to visitor needs and provide a variety of interactive options to help people feel comfortable in a museum setting again,” Cortina continued.