Intangible Treasures : Capturing the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Learning the Rare Know-How of Living Human Treasures


Abstract :
I-Treasure ( is an European funded project. It presents a live demo of an innovative methodology for multimodal voice and gesture analysis based on state-of-the-art sensors and data fusion techniques. More specifically the demo will show a hyper-helmet, equipped with lightweight sensors, e.g. ultrasound miniaturised transducer, optical camera, microphone etc, which has been designed within the i-Treasures project in order to investigate the capacities of the human voice apparatus during singing. This technology is demonstrated in different traditional European singing techniques of the UNESCO Inventory of Intangible Cultural (e.g. « cantu in paghjella » of Corsica, « canto a tenore » from Sardinia or Byzantine hymns from Mount Athos).

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Project Authors :
Nikos, Grammalidis,
Kosmas Dimitropoulos,

Institutions involved :
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas – Information Technologies Institute (CERTH-ITI), GREECE, link

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