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Virtual reconstruction of 3D objects with LeapMotion

Computer Sciences students recreated a Roman game in a virtual format for an archaeology museum.

Penthelita

As a re-interpretation of the Roman game "Pentelitha", virtual bones are thrown up into the air.

The Roman game of skill called "Pentelitha" involves being able to master a given sequence of tossing and catching five knucklebones with the palm and back of the hand without making any errors. Two Computer Science students have recreated this ancient game for the 21st century for display at an exhibition at the Vindonissa museum.

For their version of the game, the two students used a system of two Leap Motion controllers which can detect hand movements, enabling visitors to the exhibition to play "Pentelitha" in a virtual format. The game was designed in such way that players also learn about the game-playing culture in Roman times.

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