- Development of services aimed at improving the use and accessibility of the Rai product for older people and social minorities (disabled, foreigners, …) in collaboration with the Social Secretariat
- technological evolution analysis in the field of the interaction between user and
(Voice interfaces, gestural) and usability of interfaces visivesive
Projects in this area (5)
Activity within the Rai-LIS Project
AN AVATAR FOR ITALIAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Rai realized four virtual LIS interpreters, developed by adopting the latest computer graphics technologies and the use of innovative platforms.
This research activity will allows RAI to manage the entire process of generating new contents in LIS for future services for deaf people.
Stretched TV for improved accessibility
TV adapted to its time
The film and television have undergone an extraordinary evolution in the technical means as in content. The need to keep up with the times and with a society living in ever-increasing pace has profoundly changed the way of realizing television and radio programs. The manner of conducting the programs has changed dramatically from the fifties to the present, from a television in black and white that “entered” into the homes with discretion and played just a few hours of the day of a program like the present with channels broadcasting 24 hours daily and characterized by fast tempos and rhythms. the user is also changed, now the viewer quickly select with the remote control a number of channels to decide what to watch and with TVs connected to the network selects the contents and realizes its own schedule. People with disabilities and the elderly, by contrast, strongly demanding the reduction of the complexity of television and the reduction of technological barriers. The project Stretch TV, launched by RAI – Centre for Research and Technological Innovation and RAI – Social Secretariat, aims to develop a technological solution that allows to significantly improve the usability of television content by persons with sensory disabilities and / or cognitive and the elderly.
Italian sign language
A set of virtual characters, owned Rai, is currently under construction. These virtual characters are developed by adopting the latest technologies in computer graphics and landing on innovative use of platforms for the end customer.
This activity allows us to internally manage the entire new content in LIS oriented to service new scenarios generation pipeline for deaf people.
ATLAS is a research project, co-funded by the Region of Piedmont, which allowed to build a platform for the transposition of a text in Italian Sign Language in the animation of a Virtual Actor made in 3D computer graphics. The ATLAS technology therefore provides support for language translation of the signs of audiovisual content, teletext, subtitles, and Internet pages, allowing you to convey the translated content to mobile terminals, digital televisions and web platforms.
HEAD project (Human Empowerement Aging And Disability)
Technology and Network for Tele-Rehabilitation Service
The purpose of the Head project is the realization of a telecommunication network technology and rehabilitation technology to an address which goes to build a network of neuro-rehabilitation aimed at the provision of a distributed sustainable service. When during operation there is an involvement of the patient’s emotional sphere, as well as the rational one, the results in terms of continuity of ‘attention, and the effectiveness of the exercise therapy are significantly higher. For this purpose for the construction of rehabilitation exercises will use some of the content of the showcases RAI and will be implemented an IT infrastructure that would enable staff to prepare exercises using the patient’s life material, photos, memories, home movies, photos of the house and places of ‘childhood taken from Google Earth. For the use of television content will be made available to the Project Head of the Stretch & Easy TV technologies developed at the Research Centre. The primary objectives will then be the definition and structuring of rehabilitative care contextualized processes, individualized with the related health and social care for chronic disabling conditions determined by congenital or acquired lesions of the nervous system, with use of innovative technologies.