New app for Multispectral Imaging

This application case results from a collaboration with Giovanni Landi  – a Mobile AR (Augmented Reality) solution engineer. He designs and develops mobile applications based on AR and Realtime 3D and he has a keen interest on art examination and documentation. I am collaborating with Giovanni providing multispectral imaging datasets of works of art to explore the application of Augmented Reality for their visualization. Giovanni developed an app that allows to explore the images switching among the layers using the fingers. The app recognizes the painting and allows the user to interactively explore the multispectral images. Very cool! This  new app was just pre­sented at the Aug­mented World Expo in Santa Clara, CA. Mul­ti­spec­tral images pro­vided by CHSOS were used as the case study. Unfortunately, the app is currently available only for beta test. Following a video and the the presentation where he used the multispectral images of a Sicilian painting.


app for multispectral imaging

The iPad app for multispectral imaging by Giovanni Landi.

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  1. Moshe Caine July 14, 2014 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Neat. Great idea.
    If I understand however, the app will only contain a few pre-entered sample images.
    How many images will it contain and what multispectral range will it show?
    What I don’t understand is this: In order to apply the AR, the user must stand in front of the original, otherwise it is not AR. How will this be possible for app users who are not next to the original?

    Whatever the case, it will be a nice teaching tool.

    • Antonino Cosentino July 14, 2014 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Moshe, yeas it is a neat tool. Giovanni can tell you more about the technical questions, as if there are limits in the number of multispectral images (I guess there are not). Well, it is designed to give you the feeling of peeling of a real painting you are standing in front of. Otherwise, there are just other tools to switch among a collection of multispectral images.

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