Step Right Up to New, Touchless Interactive Lanterns
2020 was an unprecedented year for all due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., worked with venue partners to adapt and create new touchless interactive displays that still maintained — and even enhanced — the festival experience.
Like many in 2020, Tianyu had to innovate and pivot as events were canceled or postponed across the world due to health and safety concerns.
For over 10 years, Tianyu has worked with zoos, botanical gardens, and natural science institutions to create one-of-a-kind Lantern Festivals that feature customizable illuminated lanterns that visitors can not only look at but also interact with by touching.
Since many of our lanterns’ interactive elements were activated by touch, the Tianyu engineering team began developing and creating new touchless lantern displays that visitors could engage with without physically touching.
We created completely new touchless lanterns for 2021, including three existing displays that were transformed into touchless displays, through a number of techniques, including artificial intelligence programming, motion and gravity sensors, time control, and more.
We were able to work with our partners to create new, innovative ways to safely share our lanterns while meeting their individual and organization goals, including drive-through experiences seen at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.