Loki+Lire: A Framework to Create Web-Based Multimedia Search Engines

Loki+Lire: A Framework to Create Web-Based Multimedia Search Engines

Loki is a framework for the creation of web-based interfaces for search, annotation and presentation of multimedia data.

The framework provides tools to ingest, transcode, present, annotate and index different types of media such as images, videos, audio files and textual documents.

The fronted is compliant with the latest HTML5 standards, while the backend allows users to create processing pipelines that can be adapted for different tasks and purposes.

The system has been developed at MICC by Lorenzo Cioni, Marco Bertini, Giuseppe Becchi, Andrea Ferracani, Mathias Lux and Daniele Pezzatini

A Natural and Immersive Virtual Interface for the Surgical Safety Checklist Training

A Natural and Immersive Virtual Interface for the Surgical Safety Checklist Training

The Natural Interface for the Surgical Safety Checklist Training.

The system is a prototype of a serious game developed in the contest of the RIMSI project, funded by Regione Toscana, about the study, experimentation and development of training systems and validation protocols of procedures in medicine through the use of interactive simulation techniques.

The system provides an Immersive Virtual Environment which users can control in order to train and practice users in the accomplishment of the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Checklist, proposed in 2009, in order to reduce the risks of surgical crisis during a medical operation. It adopts natural interaction via gestures and voice. The system de facto acts as the ‘checklist coordinator’ of the surgical team, and allows the three actors responsible for the operation (Surgeon, Nurse and the Anesthesiologist) to train and carry out all the procedure as virtual avatars.

The natural interface has been developed by Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini, researcher at MICC under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo.

LiveCities: Revealing the Pulse of Cities

LiveCities: Revealing the Pulse of Cities

LiveCities web application.

LiveCities is a web application for urban computing developed by the students Federico D’Amato and Martina Sereni as final work for the Bachelor of Art at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Florence under the supervision of prof. Alberto Del Bimbo, and his assistants Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini.

The work was born from an idea by Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini, researchers at MICC and prof. Alberto Del Bimbo collaborators.

LiveCities is a web application with the purpose to reveal the hidden character of several italian cities through check-ins and venues’ clustering and information visualisations paradigms. The main novelty in the system is constituted by the way feature selection is performed. Venues are analysed on the basis not only of check-in categorisation but also considering the semantics of Facebook profiles of people who checked-in.

Furthermore LiveCities provides personal recommendation of areas and venues matching user interests and allows the free exploration of urban social dynamics in terms of people lifestyle, business, demographics, transport etc. with the objective to uncover the real ‘pulse’ of the city.