A hyBRID (physical-diGital) multi-user Extended reality platform as a stimulus for industry uptake of interactive technologieS
BRIDGES is an H2020 Innovation Action that has received funding by the European Commission for 24 months with the aim to support and boost the pan-European interactive technologies industry through the development of a holistic solution for (remote and co-located) group interactions in room-scale immersive mixed reality (or eXtended Reality - XR) environments that blend the physical and virtual space. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens participates as a partner (P.I. Assistant Professor Maria Roussou).
The BRIDGES solution is based on an existing Immersive DeckⓇ platform, which will be further enhanced and developed into a turn-key product with widespread applicability that may act as a stimulus for the uptake of interactive technologies by industry. To ensure widespread uptake, BRIDGES will carry out extensive and comprehensive studies to validate the proposed solution in the real world settings of two major international airports, the Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Germany and the Athens International Airport in Greece for training firefighters and first responders, and in a highly visited informal education institution, the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center in Athens, for enhancing the learning and recreational experience of visitors.