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Progetto FITS.ME (Flexible Indoor Tracking System for Medical Environments)
Project FITS.ME (Flexible Indoor Tracking System for Medical Environments)

Description of Research Project

FITS.ME project aims to design and implement an integrated system that would facilitate the orientation of users within large buildings, obviating intuitively and effectively to the disorientation that these often complain moving within extended structures and complex (eg. hospitals, government offices, historic buildings and great museums). The system will prove particularly useful and effective for those users who experience reduced capacity for orientation (eg. Disabled, elderly, hospital patients). The project envisages the development of an innovative wearable interactive device (Wearable Device Positioning or DIP), equipped with a vibro-tactile interface.

Person who has to decide the way to go



The project leader Lifetronic has many years of experience in programming of automation systems of daily activities service. So she understands both the technical aspects necessary to carry out programming and integration of different systems, but also issues related to availability of services in order to ensure effective market entry. The resources involved in the research are Alessandro Ruggeri with its development experience, programming and integration of different types of systems, and Carlo Bruno, specializing in client-server systems programming.

Laboratorio HIIS (Human Interfaces in Information Systems) dell' Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell' Informazione "A. Faedo" (ISTI) - National Research Council - Pisa, Italy

Provide expertise in systems to deploy user interfaces on multiple devices, also characterized by different modes of interaction, and solutions for the dynamic adaptation of interactive resources of interaction of devices available. Particularly important for this project is the laboratory's expertise in mobile guides with various experiences in museums and in support of blind users on the move, even using vibro-tactile feedback.

TERTIUM Technology

TERTIUM Technology experience and skills that will be exploited in the project covers the design and development of: antennas and RF circuits, micro controlled cards ultra-low power, firmware management and control of sensors and actuators, management of standard radio protocols such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, IBeacon, IEEE 802.15.4, RFID ISO 15693 - ISO 14443 - NFC - EPC C1G2, managing Ethernet network interfaces and POE power supply systems.


Virtualis founders and technicians have many years of experience in software development and wireless plant engineering sectors, with particular reference to telecom solutions across the enterprise. The role of Virtualis will be to take care of the aspects related to the development of the mobile part, thus integration of smartphone applications between DIP and centralized software, contributing its expertise also to the definition of architecture as a whole.


Towards understanding the usability of vibrotactile support for indoor orientation

Mori G. , PaternĂ² F. , Santoro C., in AVI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, Article No. 76, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5616-9 doi>10.1145/3206505.3206584 ACM New York, NY, USA

Cofunded by Tuscany Region

Last update: Tuesday January 23, 2018