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.

FlorenceRoutes: personalizing tourist itineraries through Florence

FlorenceRoutes: personalizing tourist itineraries through Florence

FlorenceRoutes Mobile Application

FlorenceRoutes is a mobile web application for the dynamic personalized creation of visiting itineraries between set of Point Of Interests (POIs) in the city of Florence, Italy.

The user can log in with Facebook and he is offered the chance to select from a list of Florence POIs, then the application geolocates the user and presents a map with the a customized itinerary based on user preferences. The routes are enriched with suggestions related to user interests extracted analyzing Facebook user profiles. Additional information about resources are available in terms of descriptions, photos, distances, opening and closing timetables et cetera.

FlorenceRoutes has been developed as a mobile web application using jQuery Mobile. The app was ideated and designed ​​by Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini and was developed by the students Giovanni Cavallaro and Marco Occhini for the course in Multimedia Design and Production of Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence.