Platform featuring a set of software applications developed for multitouch surfaces and other natural interfaces, initially designed for people with autism (Touch4Autism), but generally helps facilitate learning, communication and personal skills.
The platform is based on a client-server architecture with a centralised database. All the applications that use the platform (and can be developed ad hoc for multitouch surfaces, the web, tablets or smartphones etc. and integrated at a later date) can access the central database and store results, keeping a record of the exercises carried out and improvements in user performance.
Touchwall is a software application for large multitouch surfaces designed to carry out a biometric analysis of movements and assess the physical performance of athletes. A series of specific exercises is used to measures the rapport between the subject’s movements, gestures and speed. The database stores the results, mapping progress and lapses and giving the health care professional an accurate picture of the patient’s health, saving the data in a sort of “digital medical record”.
The Telescuola project has been promoted by the ICT Laboratory of the Piemonte Region – Innovation Department, which has launched, over the years, several initiatives to support the services accessibility for disabled people.
The ongoing project was born from the technological competences gained in the adapting of the internal workstations to the needs of physically impaired people and thanks to the cooperation with CSP. The main idea was to test some ICT based distance learning services, addressed to cases where serious disabling health conditions threaten to create social exclusion problems to pupils in a very sensitive period of their childhood.
For this purpose, an exemplar case of a little child affected by SMA (i.e. Spinal Muscular Atrophy) has been selected within the regional territory to be involved in a first experimentation.
After a first phase of analysis of needs, the main activities have been directed to allow the subject to participate to the scheduled didactical activities in the classroom and also at home, with the collaboration of the support teacher, when health conditions would keep her from being at school.
In particular, besides the realization of a radio broadband connection between schools and the child’s house, thanks to the involvement of her family and relevant local organizations from the educational and the health sector, additional technological devices and tools (videocameras, Digital Whiteboard, VOIP and chat services) have been developed and customized to help the child to effectively participate in the classroom life. The main challenge has been to provide an interactive communication channel, in order to allow not only the visualization, but also her active involvement in the educational and recreational activities, guaranteeing a “personal” contact with her classmates.
Finally, the Telescuola project intends to design and propose a methodology and a model of action to be replicated and extended within other contexts and addressed to different emerging needs. Following the Piemonte Region living lab approach, the project has involved the whole stakeholders chain, in order to raise awareness on the regional territory and in its institutions about the disability theme, while acting also as a valuable support for the inclusion to the families.
PICOD is a project developed by CSP on behalf of the Regione Piemonte ICT Laboratory.
PICOD is about the automatic recognition of disabled people cars: in fact, the widespread use of video surveillance systems for the recognition of disabled people’s vehicles creates a problem when they access the Restricted Traffic Zones in town different from where they live.
Automatic recognition of the parking permits would allow the establishment of a national DB of parking permits , with significant reduction of administrative costs and red tape for citizens and entities responsible for control.