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IDEHA:
Innovation for Data Elaboration in Heritage Areas

A digital platform that integrates the most emerging technologies to enhance cultural sites and support their maintenance.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

There are numerous organizational and financial difficulties in the management of historic and monumental sites, often not adequately evaluated.
The IDEHA - Innovation for Data Elaboration in Heritage Areas - research project was born precisely for this: an open and highly technological IT platform, able to support the maintenance processes of Italian cultural sites, providing interesting contents for tourism and reducing management costs.
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Solution

The platform integrates digital contents from different sources - including information generated by users on social networks - aggregates and processes them using AI to create personalized services for different users (technicians, researchers, tourists, etc.).
Among the technologies adopted:
  • Digital Platforms: open platforms in the cloud, equipped with AR/VR, IoT, AI technologies.
  • AR-VR: for the virtual visualization of cultural sites (Engineering's focus on the project).
  • IoT: to collect data in real time via open source platforms (e.g. FIWARE, Orion Context Broker).
  • AI for Intelligent Apps: Computer Vision to understand the context and automatically provide the user with the necessary information.
  • Vision Intelligence and Machine Learning: automatically recognize objects, environments, scenarios and create descriptions.
  • Conversation frames to to make information-finding easier through voice, text, video, sound, behavior.


The project is funded with PON Research and Innovation 2014-2020 and FSC funds. www.ponricerca.gov.it .

Results

Support for the maintenance of cultural sites

Improved experience for tourists

Lower costs related to content creation

Project value

Innovation

Enabling Technologies

AI & Advanced Analytics
AR-MR-VR
IoT

Project Team

Research & Innovation