|The self guide system gives explanation about the dolphin. |
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February 5, 2012
The Kagoshima Aquarium at Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture in the southern island of Japan is considering to introduce the "self guide system" which helps the visitor enjoy the exhibition of marine animals through a mobile phone.
They has started an open experiment since the end of January with 120 visitors including the Deaf, and will summarize a result of the experiment soon to explore for the use of the system.
This experiment is a joint research with Chukyo University of Aichi Prefecture, etc. If the use of the system were realized, it will be the first example in the whole country.
The visitor reads the QR Code stuck in front of each water tank with a mobile phone, which accesses the specified site.
This system gives not only description of exhibition with written or spoken Japanese, but also sign language or English for the persons with disabilities and foreign tourists.
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