On November 26, 2001, The Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT), Georgia Tech, and Shepherd Center received a $5 million, five-year federal grant to develop applications of wireless technologies to enhance the independence of people with physical and cognitive disabilities."To promote universal access to mobile wireless technologies and explore their innovative applications in addressing the needs of people with disabilities."
When the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) wanted to add a comprehensive virtual tour of their facilities to their web site, they turned to IMTC to create a QuickTime VR and Macromedia Shockwave based tour. The GWCC Virtual Tour was developed for both the World Wide Web (as a Macromedia Shockwave application) and as a standalone application (Windows executable) on CD-ROM.
The Moving Image Collections (MIC) is an integrated online catalog of moving images held by a variety of organizations, including libraries, museums, archives and television broadcasting companies.
MIC features include:
Odyssey Online is an award winning web site designed to teach middle school students about ancient cultures through object-centered lessons. Based on the collections of the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, and the Dallas Museum of Art, the program examines the cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Near East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Odyssey Online is supported, in part, by a generous gift from AT&T.
IMTC and the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech developed the i-irasshai project to teach American students about Japanese culture.
BITC and IMTC are undertaking a significant new research program in Telerehabilitation. The project, sponsored by the Department of Commerce’s Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP), is being led by the Shepherd Center, a specialty hospital in Atlanta focusing on spinal cord and brain injuries.
IMTC created and built the web site that supports the monthly, one-hour radio program “Lifeline to Health." This program, broadcast state wide in Georgia on WCLK (91.9 FM) Radio in conjunction with Georgia Public Radio, strives to educate listeners on how to improve
IMTC developed a museum-wide database system for the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. The system is designed to support all of the Museum's departments, including Education, Administration, Registration, Curatorial and Conservation. The database provides a number of advanced multimedia features, including the ability to store photographs of objects in the collection, photos showing the various stages of the conservation of an object, and video clips related to an object.
The Atlanta History Center maintains one of the country’s largest history museums called The Atlanta History Museum. This museum contains major exhibitions on the history of Atlanta, the American Civil War, and Southern folk arts. The Interactive Media Technology Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology designed and programmed a multimedia computer kiosk for the new permanent exhibit at the museum entitled “Down the Fairway with Bobby Jones.”
The Georgia Games is an annual Olympic-style competition open to all state of Georgia residents. Events range from Gymnastics to Track and Field, including such sports as Archery and Taekwondo. In 1995, over 10,000 athletes participated. For the 1992-94 Georgia Games, IMTC developed a multimedia kiosk and distributed scores via a network. These kiosks provided directions, maps, and event information to spectators. Additionally, users could access a database of the winners.