All of the projects supported by the Sensorium are
targeted at two vertical applications.
The first application
(code-named RealityWeb) seeks to merge
the physical and cyber worlds in an integrated, well defined,
privacy-protecting manner. It involves the development of a system
capable of gathering, interpreting, routing, and storing data from
distributed video sensors, and answering Web queries about the
The second application
(code-named OpenSesame) aims to develop
assistive environments for people with severe disabilities, to help
them gain access to computers, and thereby obtain a tool to
communicate with their environments. These applications will unify the
various research projects leveraged by the Sensorium by acting as
catalysts for the development of generic technologies that could be
used (and reused) in other vertical applications.