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Paolo Coletta, InfoMus Lab, DIST, UniversitÓ di Genova.

Title
The EyesWeb open hardware and software platform

Abstract
The EyesWeb open platform (www.eyesweb.org) has been originally conceived at the DIST-InfoMus Lab for supporting research on multimodal expressive interfaces and multimedia interactive systems. EyesWeb has also been widely employed for designing and developing real-time dance, music, and multimedia applications. It supports the user in experimenting computational models of non-verbal expressive communication and in mapping gestures from different modalities (e.g., human full-body movement, music) onto multimedia output (e.g., sound, music, visual media). It allows fast development and experiment cycles of interactive performance set-ups by including a visual programming language enabling mapping, at different levels, of movement and audio into integrated music, visual, and mobile scenery.

 EyesWeb has been designed with a special focus on the analysis and processing of expressive gesture in movement, midi, audio, and music signals. It was the basic platform of the EU-IST Project MEGA (www.megaproject.org) and it has been employed in many artistic performances and interactive installations. However, use of EyesWeb is not limited to performing arts. Museum installations, entertainment, edutainment, therapy and rehabilitation are just some of a wide number of different application domains that can benefit of using it. For example, EyesWeb has been adopted as standard in other EU IST projects such as MEDIATE and CARE HERE in the therapy and rehabilitation field, and EU TMR MOSART. Currently, it is employed in the framework of the EU-IST project TAI-CHI and by the Networks of Excellence ENACTIVE and HUMAINE. EyesWeb users include universities, public and private research centers, companies, and private users.

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