Apr 292016

Last week ICoSOLE successfully presented the “Wall of Moments” to several thousands of interested Austrians at the 7th Austrian Science Night.

For the seventh time, almost all Austrian universities and research centers opened their doors to show insights about actual projects, new findings and technologies. At more than 300 partly interactive stations researchers showed experiments and explained entertainingly and easily understandable about their work and research performance.

(c) JOANNEUM RESEARCH (Manuela Schwarzl)

Photo: JOANNEUM RESEARCH (Manuela Schwarzl)

The “Wall of Moments” – An innovative view over the wide-spread event

Our Wall of Moments was installed at five stations in two provinces of Austria and showed randomly short clips of the actions of other stations throughout the event. Every visitor could download the “Moments” App and contribute by recording own highlights/impressions and share personal “Moments” with other visitors all over Austria.

Apr 042016

surgielogo The startup company surgie is focussing on documenting surgeries in an innovative way. We are happy to announce that surgie is using the video capture system developed in ICoSOLE, applying an integrated 360 x 180 degrees camera rig.

The camera system for surgie is provideded by AZilPix, a company founded by Philippe Bekaert (iMinds) together with four broadcast technology veterans.

surgie used during a live surgery

surgie used during a live surgery – © surgie

From surgie’s website:

All the cameras are installed and wired in advance on positions that are dependent of the type of surgery. This is innovative per se, reducing costs and contamination risks dramatically since a single person performs the capturing without needing access to the operation room. The moderating surgeon can perform the live cutting (pan, tilt,zoom, switch between cameras) himself without the help of a director.

It is also safer for the patient, because the surgeon focuses on the operation and not on instructing cameramen filming the procedure. In contrast to traditional live video streaming, it allows dramatically better control of timing and content.

This way of working allows to stream a surgery that was recorded in advance, for educational and research purposes. Surgie’s distant learning platform allows full freedom to re-view an operation post factum from any angle with full control over timing.

The AZilPix Studio.One system will be used live at the upcoming iMinds conference (April 28th in Brussels) feeding the video screens in the lecture hall as well as the web videostream.

Mar 032016

triggerfingerICoSOLE is proud to present two 360° panoramas which have been recorded at the field trial at Dranouter Festival.

The 360° panoramic videos were DASH-encoded by project parter Bitmovin, if you own a Gear VR headset you can be right on stage together with rock band Triggerfinger! Or join a quieter scene in downtown dranouter. Of course all videos can be viewed in a latest version web browser as well.

Click here to see the demo!

Mar 012016

ICoSOLE is co-organising the 4th edition of WSICC, taking place on June 22, 2016 at TVX 2016 in Chicago, IL, USA.

WSICC has established itself as a truly interactive workshop at EuroITV’13, TVX’14, and TVX’15 with three successful editions. The fourth edition of ACM TVXthe WSICC workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on novel approaches for interactive multimedia content consumption. New technologies, devices, media formats, and consumption paradigms are emerging that allow for new types of interactivity. Examples include multi-panoramic video and object-based audio, increasingly available in live scenarios with content feeds from a multitude of sources. All these recent advances have an impact on different aspects related to interactive content consumption, which the workshop categorizes into Enabling Technologies, Content, User Experience, and User Interaction. 
You are invited to participate in the workshop. If you plan doing so, you might also want to contribute a poster or demo, or present a research paper or industry study. Seedeadlines and templates below. The submission deadline is March 25th.

Visit the WSICC web site for more information and submission instructions.

Nov 012015

This October ICoSOLE performed two further successful trials & demonstrations of its latest develop­ments.

13th European Week of Regions and Cities

ICoSOLE was invited to demonstrate its Wall of Moments at the Open Days of the Committee of Regions in Brussels from 13 to 15 October. About 40 journalists and students were active as test users of the ICoSOLE app and used it to record content. ICoSOLE helped them to cover an event that would be otherwise impossible to report on due to its widespread nature.

The Wall of Moments was installed in the press room of the Jacques Delors Building and displayed Moments from the many locations of the the Open Days across Brussels.

The Wall of Moments installed at the COR press room

The Wall of Moments installed at the CoR press room

ICT 2015

From 20 to 22 October ICT2015 took place in Lisbon, Portugal. ICoSOLE had a booth in the exhibition in the Innovate Area, where we were able to present the Capture App, the Wall of Moments, the Core System and the Smart TV App.

Portugal's President Aníbal Cavaco Silva and EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Science Günther Oettinger opening the Exhibition

Portugal’s President Aníbal Cavaco Silva and EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Science Günther Oettinger opening the Exhibition

The Exhibition Area

The Exhibition Area – ICoSOLE‘s booth in the lower right corner

Lots of interest ICoSOLE's booth

Lots of interest for ICoSOLE

Both events were excellent opportunities to test our latest developments and to disseminate information around ICoSOLE!

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The research leading to the presented results has received funding from the European Union's
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