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)
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)
Expression communication is the added value of a musical performance. It is part of the reason why music is interesting to listen to and sounds alive. Previous work on the analysis of acoustical features yielded relevant features for the recognition of different expressive intentions, inspired both by emotional and sensorial adjectives. In this article,… (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)
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.