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ACROSS

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ACROSS (Augmented Communication foR Outdoor SportS) - Mountain sports require specific equipment and appropriate preparation in order to be practiced safely. This learning process is often difficult because the trainee is far from the instructor and we believe technology can offer a support for this problem. In this regard, we aim to design and develop a wearable system that could bridge the communication gap between trainee and instructor through multimodal communication (i.e. visual, haptic, auditory).

Mountain sports require specific equipment and appropriate preparation in order to be practiced safely. Because they are very complex sports, those who aim to practice them need to learn the right physical skills as well as the management of their own emotions and the coordination with the sport partners. This learning process is often difficult because the trainee is far from the instructor and we believe technology can offer a support for this problem.  In this regard, we aim to design and develop a wearable system that could bridge the communication gap between trainee and instructor through multimodal communication (i.e. visual, haptic, auditory). Through the wearable devices it will be possible both for the trainee and the instructor to express messages regarding the whole mountain experience. In order to do this, we will develop a vocabulary of multimodal messages to express simple messages physical performance, lived experience, emotions, sociality

Date: 
Monday, 1 October, 2018 to Sunday, 31 May, 2020
Duration: 
2 years
Funding: 
ACROSS is a two-year project funded by the Fondazione Caritro (grant Prot. SG 1939/17 – Rif. Int. 2017.0333).