The company Mirage Technologies, based in the Valencia Science Park, has developed a technology that can automatically convert stereoscopic images (3D) images autostereoscopic, ie that can be viewed in 3D by the naked eye, without using glasses specific. This is the only company in the world to offer this conversion service, which has already enabled 3D content production companies, as Kronomav or Underworld Studio, show their productions in 3D screens without glasses, as reported by the University of Valencia a statement.

Mirage Tecnologies

Based on the calculation of the depth in the couple of images that provides the stereoscopic-the one used in films and 3D-TV channels, the Mirage technique builds a 3D model of the scene and calculates the additional views needed to autoestereoscopía ( eight or nine) as if they took photographs of the virtual scene from different angles, mimicking what the eye would see from any position.

The resulting software is the result of the R & D for almost two years, this company located in the Science Park of the UV has done in his line of work devoted to the applications of 3D display without glasses .

This technology that leverages existing 3D content market to be played on multiview format, will give access to “short term” to 3D TV without glasses at home. “We are currently working to pass the software to a hardware solution that can be included in future home autostereoscopic television, or allow external drive connected via a decoder to a TV or a Blu-ray 3D,” said Salvador Bayarri Managing Director of Mirage Technologies.

Possible marketing 2012Según UV, this solution could be ready for commercialization over the next year. The company comprises four partners with over 15 years of experience in developing 3D visualization solutions through innovative technologies.

They are professionals involved in different research institutes, the Institute of Robotics and Information and Communication (IRTIC) of the University of Valencia, or the Institute of Automation and Computer Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, among others.

Their tools multiview 3D content creation made them worthy of the ‘Premio Vivero “in its latest edition of SIMO 2010, recognizes young technology companies and potential market impact given annually Network SIMO, the largest international technology event country.

“This is a generation, management and presentation of audiovisual content autostereoscopic offering business opportunities in the audiovisual sector: film and video production, presentations at fairs, advertising, event management, among others, and also the field of museum and exhibit that allows virtual reconstructions of parts that can not be displayed to the public, “said Salvador Bayarri, who has assured that the possibility of adoption increases that 3D” will only be achieved by removing the glasses”.

Source: Europa Press


Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society, Juan Junquera, and executive vice president of Fundación ONCE, Alberto Durán, opened on Monday June 27 in Madrid the Fourth International Congress of Design, Research Networks and Technology Everyone, “DRT4ALL”, a gathering whose challenge is to make new technologies a useful tool for everyone.

Congreso DRT4ALL

In his speech, Juan Junquera referred to the developments that have experienced new technologies in what he called a “prodigious decades.” As pointed out by many of the advances changed the lives of people, including people with disabilities. “There has been a technological change, which is also a social and economic change,” he stressed.

In the same line, said Alberto Duran, who has championed the need for meetings like this to address issues affecting the accessibility of new technologies.

In this fourth edition, remains concerned Duran recalled that the same issues: education which create barriers and lack of accessibility in the content, mainly of social networks and the Internet.

“In the same concerns are also our hope.” “Now we have a less elitist and more robotics designed to support groups such as people with disabilities who offers more independence,” he said.

Then, in the inaugural conference, the science writer Eduard Punset addressed the “Profile of the New Human Technologies.” Punset conmenzó his speech by discussing their feelings to get to Congress and meet with a broad representation of the group of people with disabilities. “I had the sense to come to understand first what was my own life because there are other lives,” he said. “We’re not that far from each other.”

In his lecture stressed the “technologies” used the wrong way. First, the disproportionate use of drugs. His first conclusion was that “it is better a friend than a drug.” He then referred to gene therapies and the need to pay attention to a careful diet with the belief that “physical health is essential. It is the first requirement for good mental health. ” Third stop at prevention policies. “It will be a revolution and is the only way to deal with the universality of health benefits.”

His presentation also served to put on the table “three experiments are transforming the lives of the future.” The first, the realization that rational thought laughable occupies part of the brain. “The unconscious is basically what decides our behavior,” he said.

DRT4ALL

The Fourth Congress “DRT4ALL” was held until 29 June in Madrid organized by ONCE Foundation is sponsored by Vodafone Spain Foundation and CasaDomo and addressed how technology is present in all areas of daily life.

Source: Servimedia


Friday July 1, CNSE Foundation,Orange Foundation and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Equal presented signoguías in the Royal National Heritage Sites. An action that is part of the project “For a culture accessible to deaf people.”

Reales Sitios de Patrimonio Nacional

The event will take place in the Hall of Stewardship of the Royal Palace at 12:00, will be attended by the Director General for Policy Coordination Disability Sector of the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs and Equal, Jaime Alejandre .

Participants in this presentation highlights the chairman of the Board of Directors of National Heritage, Nicolas Martinez-Fresno and Pavia, the president of the CNSE Foundation for the Removal of Barriers to Communication, Maria Concepcion Diaz Robledo and Director General of the Orange Foundation Manuel Gimeno García.


The Sephardic Museum in Toledo since June 15 last days, thanks to an initiative by the Ministry of Culture and driven by the ONCE Foundation and Orange, the first state museum accessible to people with visual and hearing disabilities.

This proposed change, which the Ministry will progressively adapt to other museum sites, is a touch tour aimed specifically at people with low vision and technological systems that benefit the hearing impaired.

Museo de San Gregorio de Valladolid

In preparing this trip several stations have been installed touch that expose selected funds of the museum’s permanent collection. A total of 19 pieces, among which a circumcision chair known as Elijah’s chair and a model that reproduces the Hejal wall of the synagogue. A series of support materials complete the set of exhibitions, including a general plan of the halls of the museum located at the start of the tour, bands at each station textured tactile signs with graphics and text in Braille and macrocaracteres designed for people with low vision.

We have also developed new content in the descriptive audio guides, supervised by the ONCE and magnifiers increase for those who have reduced his vision. For people with hearing problems, the museum has a fixed magnetic loops at the museum box office audoguías connection with personal ties of magnetic induction, and amplifiers.

Also, the Orange Foundation has funded an accessibility plan in the Museo Nacional Colegio de San Gregorio in Valladolid. A plan that will open the collections agencies and activities of the center to the hearing impaired, as is already done by the Science Museum in the city of Valladolid, the only Castilla y León, which includes services for deaf people.

The plan includes portable induction loop equipment in the visitor reception points, a magnetic loop perimeter in the hall of the Palacio de Villena, laptops for access to guided tours and concerts and lectures in the chapel magnetic loops individual to attach to the audio guides, and individual amplifiers for these same devices.

Source and image: Europa Press


The new XXI century technologies will serve to disseminate the valuable remains of the Neolithic to the end, just before the technical advances of the Bronze Age, the Barranco del Migdia Cova, on the southern slopes of Montgo. After three years of excavations, funded by the Foundation Cirne, has discovered a unique archaeological site in the regions of Valencia.

 

Difficult to access, and protected from any vandalism or attempted looting, archaeologists Marcus and Joan de Déu Esquembre Boronat have found pieces of decorated pottery, flint knives, a tiny copper point, cave paintings and a rich set of burials organized in many different packages that are distributed throughout the central cavity. Along with the skeletal remains found numerous material remains that could be interpreted as funerary offerings. “This is the only site where you match human remains, pottery, tools and art performances,” said Enric Martinez, president of the Foundation Cirne, who was in charge of covering the excavations.
Once confirmed the importance of archaeological remains found in this cave, with the help of other experts as the archaeologist of the Archaeological Muser Alicante (Marq) Jorge Soler, or the Museum of Jávea Ximo Bolf, the next objective is dating these remains and spreading the wealth to put in value. New Technology researcher at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Daniel Tejerina, made records digitized space debris and paints pictures in 3D laser scanning that will “make a virtual visit to the cave that you can almost cavity touch, texture and relief of the rock art, “says Martinez. The project presents this next week at an international congress of Archaeology 2.0. held in Seville.

Cirne Foundation relies on support of the City and the County Council and other public institutions to disseminate to school this archaeological heritage. This is expected to open next October in the Archaeological Museum of Jávea a great exhibition with an educational program designed for schools across the region are familiar with prehistoric societies that inhabited these regions between 2,600 and 2,000 years before our era, and find all these pieces for more than 4,000 years they were hidden. The exhibition will project the digitized images of these paintings, which are World Heritage Sites.

Source: El País


Join us once again for what will be an intense online professional development opportunity for librarians who love technology!

Handheld Librarian V

Day 1 of the conference will feature professional development for librarians by librarians. This is the grass-roots nature of our highly successful program. Handheld Librarian V will build on the success of prior conferences in which an array of presenters share their experiences and insights on topics addressing themes such as ebooks, location-based social networking, lending devices, reference and mobile technologies impacting society. You can see the quality of the content by looking through our past archives.

In addition to the concurrent sessions, the conference’s keynote address will be delivered by Jolie O’Dell, Technology & Web Development Reporter at Mashable and Editor & Publisher at Juniper Press.

Day 2 will feature a virtual “Expo” of live presentations by companies and organizations providing mobile products and services for libraries, as well as virtual booths where you can stop in and visit in real-time in an informal setting with representatives from each company.

And since the event is completely online, you can attend from anywhere. If you can’t attend a live online session, we will be posting recordings after the conference so you can stop in and enjoy all the sessions at any time.

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The public reuse of European cultural heritage has been cited in the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. During two days 20 hackers have competed and cooperated at the same time in a contest, Hack4Europe, which aims to give greater visibility to the 18 million of available funds, three million of them with free licenses in Europeana. The portal brings together paintings, music, movies and books from 1500 galleries, libraries, archives and museums in the European Union (EU).

Museo Picasso. Entrada a las salas de exposiciones temporales. Foto: Lluís Casals

London (UK), Stockholm (Sweden) and Poznan (Poland) also have organized their hack days. “The goal of the competition is twofold: we invite you to create applications to help us to give more visibility to Europeana and, incidentally, we show the cultural managers the importance of opening the world to promote technological innovation,” says Milena Popova , head of marketing for Europeana. A Sergio Galán and David Diaz, for example, have come up with to create a search engine works by colors to give more visibility to portal content.

Hack4Europe, which recognizes the commercial potential, social impact and innovation, also promotes integration with other open Internet platforms such as Wikipedia. In this sense, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona has seen an image search engine, which then can be uploaded to the free encyclopedia to reference correctly and features for hypertext links through the provenance of works available in multiple languages ​​Europeana.

The first hack for Europeana day was held at the Institute of Image and Sound of Holland in April. “The result was spectacular. The 32 participants created 15 prototypes developers from mobile applications for Android to Wikipedia mashups or searches by keyword or geographic data, “says Popova.

The next meeting is in Brussels: the best hacketon prototypes created during this week, marathon where creativity is encouraged by hackers for a limited time, participate in the grand final scheduled for the next 16 to 17 June.

For now, in Barcelona, ​​the award for innovation have led to a shared Galan Diaz Colour art and bit application that analyzes the basic colors used by artists throughout his career and Bert Colour Balcaen by chronology, allows you to see graphically the library works every creator ordered for years.

Source: El País


The Alhambra in Granada is now more accessible thanks to a new guide services in sign language to facilitate the visit to the hearing impaired.

With this initiative, the Alhambra, one of the most visited monuments in our country, becomes the first in Spain to offer this free service.

The Alhambra in Granada

This  service works with a portable multimedia device featuring a touch screen. In this way, travelers can see all the contents subtitles and sign language.

So far, this service is available in Castilian and English. The signoguías be found in the atrium of the Alhambra ticket office in the area and contains explanations of the Palacio de Carlos V, the Court of the Myrtles, the Patio de los Leones, Partal Gardens or Patio de la Acequia.

Although the Alhambra is the first monument that has these signoguías, there are other places like the Reina Sofia National Museum and Research Center of Altamira and National Museum of Catalan Art, which has already been implemented.

Source: diariodelviajero.com


The Second Technical Workshop organized by the National Centre for Technology Access (CENTAC), will address accessibility for people with disabilities to DTT and Tablets, through the participation of experts in Information Technology and Communication, both national and European level.

II Jornada Centac

Workshop, which will take place June 9 at the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, will be inaugurated by the Director General for Policy Coordination Disability Sector, Jaime Alejandre, and will focus on two technologies that offer greater opportunities for inclusion of the disability group.

Thus, participants will have opportunity to share knowledge and experiences for the development of a potential growth industry. The aim is to promote effective access to the digital TV and Tablets, through insights and examples that can serve as reference for the sector, on the axles of access to both the terminal, as the content and services.

The Conference program has first, with the presentation “Accessibility of Digital Television in a world of convergence: challenges, opportunities and threats” to the good implementation of digital TV in Europe, to be given by Guido Gybels, Independent Expert on Information Technology and Communication.

In addition, the consultant on accessibility, usability and new technologies Fundosa Technosite, Jonathan Chacón, will provide attendees with knowledge and experience on the possibilities offered accessibility Tablets poenencia under the “Mobile Devices and accessibility, technology integration and social reach. ”

There will also be the round table “TDT, a challenge for accessibility, with the participation of the Deputy Director of Broadcasting, Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Fernando Castillo, the assistant director of Teletext and Subtitling of RTVE, José Díaz; Director of Interactive Audio Visual Computer Solutions of El Corte Inglés (IECI), David Huerta, the head coach of the Spanish Center for Subtitles and Audio Description (CESyA), Belen Ruiz, the director of ONCE-CIDAT, Maria Jesus Varela, and the Coordinator Accessibility Project Inteco, Raúl Mosquera.

The event will be broadcast live via streaming.

See here for more information about the event.

Source: Servimedia


Cordoba became a virtual museum

From Wednesday June 1 until 4 June, the most emblematic squares and streets of Cordoba become a suggestive and original art gallery through the exhibition Córdoba Universal Museum, a pioneer experience in Spain that virtually recreates through projections eleven of the most important paintings of world history.

Art and new technologies come together in this exhibition, which comes from the hand of Cajasur Foundation in its commitment and involvement in Córdoba aspiration to become European Capital of Culture in 2016, and coincides with the visit of the jury of the capital will make the city next Friday, according to Angel Cañadilla said yesterday, managing director of the Foundation Cajasur.

Using a 3D immersion technique, the proposal offers a new approach to the canvas to be projected on some of the most emblematic buildings of the city, making his contemplation on “a unique experience, “said said yesterday during the presentation of the exhibition Sara Magan, representing the project company.

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Source: Journal of Córdoba