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Introduction: The Power of User-Centric Design In today’s fast-moving tech world, making projects that really help users is key. User-centric design puts the user’s needs and feedback first. It’s all about making products that are easy to use, and which solve real problems. This approach uses tools like user stories, use cases, and personas to […]

The first year of the Didymos-XR project has yielded some exciting results followed by new ideas and work for 2024! The Spanish partners in DIDYMOS-XR, I2CAT and Neàpolis met at FICOSA’s facilities to review the first year’s results and future work. The visit included a tour of FICOSA’s installations, labs and the testing site (Fig […]

Importance of users and inclusivity The DIDMYOS-XR consortium met in person on 12-14th December 2023 in Lippstadt, Germany where we were hosted by project partner Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt (HSHL). The primary aim of this face-to-face meeting was to update on the development of the technologies underlying the digital twin capture and discuss the aligning processes necessary […]

A Showcase of DIDYMOS-XR’s recent research achievements. The University of Patras (UPAT), as a vital member of the DIDYMOS-XR team, recently achieved a significant milestone with the acceptance of their scientific paper titled “Cooperative Saliency-Based Pothole Detection and AR Rendering for Increased Situational Awareness”. It has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on […]

Semantic SLAM for better navigation in outdoor scenes. Our team at Digital Twin Technology (DTT) is exploring and researching semantic SLAM algorithms to address the scope of mapping large-scale outdoor scenes, which is an important part of the DIDYMOS-XR project. SLAM, short for simultaneous localization and mapping, involves the concurrent mapping of an area while […]

AR with a Purpose As part of DIDYMOS-XR, the team at the Vision and Robotics Lab at AUB developed what we call Human-in-the-loop mapping. This is a technology which enables a user wearing an AR headset to visualize a 3D map of an environment superimposed over reality in real time. The benefit of a system […]

The DIDMYOS -XR consortium met in person on 13-15 September May 2023 for its 3rd Consortium Meeting. The project partners gathered in Patras, Greece, where we were hosted by the University of Patras project partner. The primary aim of this latest consortium meeting was to define the user requirements as they related to the project […]

From 12-13 June 2023, DIDYMOS-XR presented an overview on the project and the current vision of use cases to be addressed at the FIWARE Summit. In the beginning of June 2023, more than 420 people gathered for a three day event in Vienna.  What a gorgeous environment – the FIWARE Global Summit this year was […]

The 15th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) was held in Ghent, Belgium from 20-22 June 2023. The conference which brought together specialists from across academia and business, featured major developments in multimedia quality, user experience (UX), and well-being. QoMEX 2023 pushed the boundaries of multimedia technology, fostering collaboration among diverse communities with […]