International Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems

Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems pp 841-852 | Cite as

Exploring Protected Nature Through Multimodal Navigation of Multimedia Contents

  • Giovanni Signorello
  • Giovanni Maria Farinella
  • Giovanni Gallo
  • Luciano Santo
  • Antonino Lopes
  • Emanuele Scuderi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9386)

Abstract

We present a framework useful to explore naturalistic environments in a multimodal way. The multimedia information related to the different natural scenarios can be explored by the user in his home desktop through virtual tours from a web based interface, as well as from a dedicated mobile app during an on site tour of the considered natural reserves. A wearable station useful to a guide to broadcast multimedia content to the users’ smartphones and tablet to better explain the naturalistic places has been developed as part of the framework. As pilot study, the framework has been employed in three different naturalistic reserves covering epigeal, hypogeum, and marine ecosystems.

Keywords

Virtual tours Augmented reality Multimodal fruition Multimedia Natural environments 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Signorello
    • 1
  • Giovanni Maria Farinella
    • 2
  • Giovanni Gallo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luciano Santo
    • 3
  • Antonino Lopes
    • 3
  • Emanuele Scuderi
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for the Conservation and Management of Nature and AgroecosystemsCUTGANA, University of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Matematica e InformaticaUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Xenia ProgettiCataniaItaly

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