Existo and Weart are on show in Bologna with Real Bodies Experience

Existo and Weart are on show in Bologna with Real Bodies Experience

Existo and Weart are on show in Bologna with Real Bodies Experience

Existo and Weart are on show in Bologna with Real Bodies Experience

Existo and Weart are on show in Bologna with Real Bodies Experience

A journey that crosses and goes beyond the limits of the human body, from mummies to cyborgs. On October 2nd, Real Bodies Experience inaugurated a new world tour inside the halls of Palazzo Pallavicini in Bologna.

 

The Anatomical Expo organized by Venice Exhibition and sponsored by the Municipality of Bologna hosts, among others, two of the e-Novia Enterproses: Existo and WEART. The aim? To accompany visitors through the past and future scenarios of human evolution, through the contribution of a scientific committee of biomedicine specialists, criminologists, anthropomorphists, anatomists and coroners. And to show how anatomy is developing towards the future with the integration of biology and machines.

 

The exhibition itinerary, open to visitors every day until 1 May 2022, includes the largest anatomical collection in Italy of plastinated bodies and organs – it means that they are preserved thanks to the replacement of liquids with silicone polymers – organized in seven sections-experiences. Among the novelties of this year, the section dedicated to androids, which includes the humanoid robot conceived by Leonardo da Vinci and completely rebuilt by Mario Taddei, an Italian academic among the leading Vinci experts. A mechanical clockwork automaton that rotates its head according to a programming that uses water as an energy source.

 

Numerous collaborations were stipulated with institutions and companies on the Italian and international scene. Among these, also e-Novia, which participates in the exhibition with Existo and WEART: both Enterprises are on show with their products in the Music Room, (where the fourteen-year-old Mozart performed in 1770).

 

The first is Sixto, the innovative wearable gripping device designed to compensate for the missing functions and reduced mobility of the upper limbs in people with congenital alterations or who have undergone surgery. As the installation shows, with this design medical device the limb regains its functionality, while the patient (re)discovers autonomy in everyday life, according to a “limitless rehabilitation” also enhanced by digital services.

 

Next, the WEART installation transports the visitor into an experience of total sensory involvement thanks to the TouchDIVER, the device that digitizes the sense of touch, allowing the perception of objects, physical or virtual, distant in space and time. The haptic experience enabled by WEART reproduces the pressure of the touch, the texture and the temperature of the object. In this way, multimedia content, augmented reality and virtual reality have access to the most refined and developed meaning in the human being.

 

Among the other institutions: the Italian Institute of Technology with the Walkman automaton (which can walk, open doors, use tools, close or open an industrial valve and drive), the Stibbert Museum in Florence with two perfectly preserved limb prostheses from the 1500s, and the Human Anatomy Museums of the Universities of Pisa and Florence.