Hero for Florence

Hero for Florence

Hero for Florence Mobile App

Hero for Florence is an Android app created to promote the exhibition of Hero, a sculpture by the Italian architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino that will be installed at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Firenze from 4 May to 20 September 2015 during the Expo Milano 2015. Hero is inspired to Michelangelo’s David as a symbol of Italian excellence.

The public sculpture of the architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino Hero was installed in its first version in Three Bryant Park, New York, in 2013 as a gift of the Italian government and Eni to be a symbol of friendship between Italy and the United States.

The app has been developed at the Media Integration and Communication Center of the University of Florence by Riccardo del Chiaro and Franco Yang under the supervision of Alberto Del Bimbo and Andrea Ferracani (MICC), Anna Santucci and Matteo Innocenti (PMG Italia) and Angelo Tartuferi (Director of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence).

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.