Friday, November 25, 2011

SkyMedia presented at the SMAT-F1 workshop

The SkyMedia partner Nimbus presented a talk entitled "Acquisizione dati da UAV a bassa quota ed integrazione con WSN e social network: il Progetto FP7-SkyMedia e il test case Turin Marathon" (Data acquisition from low altitude UAV and WSN and social network integration: the SkyMedia FP7 Project and the Turin Marathon test case) at the SMAT-F1 Workshop.

The workshop, organised in the framework of the dissemination activities of the SMAT-F1 project, has been held on the 22nd of November 2011, at ALTEC premises, co-organised by the Computer Science department of the University of Turin and ALTEC.

Monday, November 21, 2011

SkyMedia at Turin Marathon 2011

The EC-FP7 project SkyMedia has carried out a technological pre-test during the 25th Marathon of Turin, which has been held on November 13, 2011.

The Turin Marathon is a classical and important sport event that, in this year edition, has attracted more than three thousands of professional and amateur runners. The marathon starts and ends in the centre of the city of Turin, in the beautiful Piazza Castello, and touches along its course also seven villages in the nearby of Turin. 

A set of SkyMedia sub-systems has been pre-tested during the three-day event: the Interactive application, the Mobile application with QR codes, the runners' Application, the Wi-Fi ad-hoc network, the 3D cameras, and the Multimedia Service Platform.

SkyMedia booth in Piazza Castello

The focus of the test has been also on evaluating the end users response to these technologies, which has been enthusiastic. For this reason, several people, external to the project, have been involved: 
  • 6 amateur runners have directly participated using the runners' application during the race and wearing the QR code.
  • 30 end users tested the Interactive application and gave feedback through a questionnaire.
This pre-test has been also important in order to arrange and to evaluate logistical details in the same scenario where the final project demonstration will take place.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Turin Marathon 2011 pre-test at Italian newscast

The RAI TG Leonardo, one of the most distinguished newscasts on the Italian public television, dedicated to technological and scientifical topics, mentioned the technological pre-test carried out by the SkyMedia project during the Turin Marathon 2011, in a report dedicated to this important sport event.

The full broadcast is available here (in Italian, from minute 6:44 to minute 9:12).

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SkyMedia pre-test at Turin Marathon 2011

On November 13, 2011, the EC-FP7 project SkyMedia will carry out a technological pre-test during the 25th Marathon of Turin.
The SkyMedia project will pre-test a set of key technologies in the immersive and interactive entertainment media field including the use of live 3D processing, sensors on runners, mobile applications, interactive digital signage, and video capture from the sky using an innovative hybrid metaplane concept. These tests will be instrumental and propedeutic to prepare for the final project demonstration.
This year marathon ( is indeed special as it falls within the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy, and will thus be at the centre of the media focus. One of Italy largest and most respected newspapers, "La Stampa", dedicated this week special articles to the marathon and to the participation of SkyMedia at the event (read the full article, in Italian).