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My Augmented Reality

July 15th, 2014 Comments off

Following a request of the European Commission, metaio participated in the creation of the video “My Augmented Reality” explaining the importance of research projects such as VENTURI for technology development at metaio. The video is published on YouTube, but will also be featured on the webpage of the European Commission and on Metaio’s website.

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VENTURI features in CORDIS

April 17th, 2014 No comments

On the 16th April 2014 an article dedicated to the VENTURI project, named “Augmented Reality: Bringing History and the Future to Life” was published on the CORDIS website. The article discusses the project’s involvement in a future AR installation called Très Cloîtres Numérique, due to be launched this summer in the historic center of Grenoble. The article can also be found in Italian, German and French.

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Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace® Motion Augments VENTURI Project

February 26th, 2013 No comments

February 21, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs today announced the integration of its Freespace® MotionEngine™ Mobile motion control software with the VENTURI project, the scientific project developing a next-generation augmented reality (AR) paradigm. MotionEngine Mobile’s responsive and precise motion control enhances the VENTURI user experience with smoother images, quicker response, and more accurate motion tracking.

“We are committed to bringing together the best technology in the industry to move augmented reality from concept to reality, and see Hillcrest’s Freespace MotionEngine as a key part of that solution,” said Paul Chippendale, researcher at the Bruno Kessler Foundation and coordinator of VENTURI. “Whether exploring virtual reality worlds, enhancing mapping and indoor navigation, or simply finding the nearest coffee shop, we believe Hillcrest’s high performance motion technology will enhance our current data set to create a pervasive, user-centric AR paradigm.”

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VENTURI featured on Sony’s Developer World blog

October 8th, 2012 No comments

Just a few days ago, project VENTURI was featured on Sony’s Developer World blog. Developer World is Sony’s hub for tutorials, tools and the latest technical news related to Android in general, and to Sony Xperia smartphones and accessories in particular. This site has a large number of visitors each month, with the World’s largest tech media sources often taking Developer World as a reference for Sony Xperia related tech and developers news.

Here is an extract from their post:

Sony is committed to be at the forefront of augmented reality (AR) research, which is all about creating live physical views that are enhanced by computer-generated sensory input. This week, Günter Alce and Klas Hermodsson from Sony’s mobile division are participating in the insideAR 2012 conference in Munich, Germany. Günter and Klas are part of the VENTURI project, which is all about constructing augmented realities in new ways, where the available information is presented in a ‘user’ rather than a ‘device’ centric way, which often is the case. This actually requires a change in how we think of and develop user interaction interfaces. Read on for more information VENTURI and other augmented reality research concepts!

Read more on Sony’s Developer World blog.

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Jornada Aumentame Congress in Tarragona

June 4th, 2012 No comments

Javier Campos has been invited to the Jornada Aumentame Congress 2012 to give a talk about AR and new technologies in the context of education. VENTURI has been introduced as a project, creating the link on how the AR technologies evolving from the project can be used to enhance educational use cases (slides).

Update (July, 10th 2012): a video of Javier’s presentation is available on YouTube.

6th European Forum on e-Accessibility: Jacques Lemordant contribution

April 5th, 2012 No comments

VENTURI technologies have furthermore been disseminated at the 6th European eAccessibility Forum held in Paris at the end of March 2012 (more), a conference organized by the Institute of e-Accessibility (IAN) under the high patronage of the French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Here, Jacques Lemordant from consortium partner INRIA gave a presentation on what will be the next generation of accessible pedestrian navigation systems as envisioned in VENTURI, with a focus on visually impaired people. The presentation slides are available here, and the videos from the talk below.



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ISMAR 2011 tracking competition: won by VENTURI partner Metaio

April 5th, 2012 No comments

At ISMAR 2011 in Basel 26th-29th of October, 2011, VENTURI partner metaio participated in the tracking competition, which is one of the most important international Augmented Reality conferences. The tracking challenge was based on a general logistics scenario commonly encountered in industrial Mixed Reality settings, with a worker having to pick a list of items in a storage facility. metaio succeeded to win the competition based on their 3D tracking and registration technology, which also forms the basis of the planned VENTURI developments. Detailed information about the contest can be found on the official conference site and the web, including the challenge rules (more), detailed results of all sub-contests (more), and a user report (more).





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Joint presentation of VENTURI partners ST-Ericsson and Metaio at the Mobile World Congress 2012

April 5th, 2012 No comments

In Barcelona (Spain) on the February 27th several consortium members attended the Mobile World Congress 2012. metaio and ST-Ericsson demonstrated 3D marker-less tracking technology in a miniature city tracking as a preliminary implementation of the first VENTURI use case. The demonstration was presented in both ST-Ericsson’s private and public booths (see photos below), and an accompanying press release has been published on metaio’s website (read more).




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ST Ericsson press release

February 29th, 2012 No comments

To accelerate the creation and adoption of technologies that enrich people’s daily experience, ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announce their collaboration in the VENTURI (immersiVe ENhancemenT of User-woRld Interactions) European scientific project dedicated to mobile augmented reality.

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More Press Releases

November 14th, 2011 No comments

Italian language Press Releases


On November the 11th, some Italian newspapers located around Trento featured VENTURI:


Pagina Corriere AA

Corriere dell'Alto Adige, Giovedì 10/11/2011, Pagina 13


Pagina L'Adige

L'Adige, Giovedì 10/11/2011 - Pagina 29


Pagina Corriere TN

Corriere del Trentino, Giovedì 10/11/2011, Pagina 13


Italian language Online Press Releases


There was also some activity in the science online newspapers Galileo and Alpha Galileo.