In this paper we will investigate how non–visual senses can be used in toys to enhance and enrich the play experience of all children, while favoring accessibility and inclusion of visually-impaired children. Previous research has shown that – especially for young children developing sensory-motor skills – exploration and play are two tightly linked… (More)
In this paper, we describe the Living Lab PPPP (Public/Private/People Partnership) pursued by 'Trentino as a Lab' (TasLab), an initiative promoted by the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy, whereby the creation of new ICT services, products and social infrastructures is enhanced by user-driven, open innovation principles and practices. Since 2007, TasLab… (More)
A paradigm for music expression understanding based on a joint semantic space, described by both affective and sensorial adjectives, is presented. Machine learning techniques were employed to select and validate relevant low level features, and an interpretation of the clustered organization based on action and physical analogy is proposed.
This paper reports on a study on the perception and rendering of distance in multimodal virtual environments. A model for binaural sound synthesis is discussed, and its integration in a real-time system with motion tracking and visual rendering is presented. Results from a validation experiment show that the model effectively simulates relevant auditory… (More)
In case of emergency, the coordination of different services deals with different working methods, different languages, different instruments , different sensors and different data representations. Thus, the coordination of services includes heterogeneity problems that can be managed with the help of ontology matching techniques. In this paper we present a… (More)
Understanding the content in musical gestures is an ambitious issue in scientific environment. Several studies demonstrated how different expressive intentions can be conveyed by a musical performance and correctly recognized by the listeners: several models for the synthesis can also be found in the literature. In this paper we draw an overview of the… (More)
L’analyse des comportements alimentaires constitue un indicateur permettant d’approcher les transformations des modes de vie ou encore les processus d’acculturation des populations au cours du temps. C’est notamment dans le contexte particulier de la Gaule du Nord, entre le IIIe siècle et le début du v e siècle apr. J.-C., qu’une étude des pratiques… (More)