Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Proyecto de I+D+i:
EASYTV: Easing the access of Europeans with disabilities to converging media and content
Áreas de investigación
One of the many challenges people with various degrees of disabilities face (visually or hearing impaired) is their inability and difficulty to access mainstream products and services thus being excluded from enjoying audio-visual services on an equal basis as people without disabilities. Marginalising people with disabilities on this level is a critical and problematic issue, especially in today¿s ¿Information Society¿, where access to information should be freely available to all, in order for each individual to be able to reach his/her maximum potential, personally, professionally and socially. While these challenges have been identified, they have not been addressed yet efficiently since existing solutions still inherit characteristics of the analogue TV or just focus on traditional TV viewing. In this context, the EasyTV system aims not only to ease the access to multimedia services, by offering novel media delivery mechanisms but also to move one step further, by enhancing interaction based on a multi-language approach, and adapt it to the user¿s preferences providing personalised content in a integrated single multiterminal platform. Specifically EasyTV will be based on four pillars: a) Improved access services for enhanced multimedia visual and sound experience for people with disabilities. b) Improved personalisation of the content experiencing and interaction, towards a hyper-personalised experience to all. c) Novel technologies to break the sign language barrier (based on crowdsourcing techniques). d) Improvement and development of voice and gesture/gaze recognition to control the TV set and TV applications (e.g., eye movement or head movement) in the form of a universal remote control. Different testing with users will establish a close cooperation by exchanging experiences among the different partners and user groups, in order to enhance the whole evaluation and validation process of the EasyTV technology.
Tipo de proyecto
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Entidad financiadora
Nacionalidad Entidad
Sin nacionalidad
Tamaño de la entidad
Fecha concesión
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Participante: Francisco Moreno García (UPM)
  • Participante: Jose Manuel Menendez Garcia (UPM)
  • Participante: Asuncion de Maria Gomez Perez (UPM)
  • Director: Federico Alvarez Garcia (UPM)
  • Participante: Jose Ramon Tapia Merino (UPM)
  • Participante: Silvia Alba Uribe Mayoral (UPM)
  • Participante: Juan Pedro Lopez Velasco (UPM)
  • Participante: Alvaro Llorente Gomez (UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Poveda Villalon (UPM)
  • Participante: Raul Alcazar Valdaracete (UPM)
  • Participante: Victor Rodriguez Doncel (UPM)
  • Participante: José Ángel Ramos Gargantilla (UPM)
  • Participante: Elena Montiel Ponsoda (UPM)
  • Participante: Ernesto Castañeda Martin (UPM)
  • Participante: Pablo Calleja Ibañez (UPM)
  • Participante: Ana Antonia Ibarrola De Andrés (UPM)
  • Participante: Alberto Belmonte Hernandez (UPM)
  • Participante: Juan Jose Vinagre Diaz (UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Jesus Mayor Perea (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: No seleccionado
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales (G@TV)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de I+d+i en Procesado de la Información y Telecomunicaciones
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
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