WHAT IS THE XpeCAM X02 PLATFORM PROJECT?
Is the development of a new Technological Platform for the Cultural Heritage Market aiming to EMPOWER THE ART CONSERVATOR with an affordable, new and disruptive tool.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM BEING ADDRESSED?
Precision conservation and restoration requires support by costly analytic services and instrumentation. Curators are obliged to buy expensive instruments which are large and/or heavy and REQUIRE SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE to use them, or to request the support of a scientific laboratory, which INCREASES THE TIME AND EFFORT of the curators and ELEVATES significantly the FINAL COST for the customer/collector.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR SOCIETY?
Nowadays, technology has advanced to a point where the price of hardware has dropped significantly, and software has evolved to a point where automation can be performed easier. XpeCAM EMPOWERS the ART CONSERVATOR by INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY, KNOWLEDGE, QUALITY and SPEED of a restoration process (allowing to CUT COSTS).
The HIGH-QUALITY CONSERVATION WORK that was reserved only for first class art works is now becoming AVAILABLE and affordable for NEW MARKET SEGMENTS. It will allow professionals to harvest new business opportunities and grow their market, by reaching new clients that want to preserve cultural heritage. This is a DISRUPTIVE APPROACH to the conservation services that can bring new markets for cultural heritage SMEs, which is in line with best practices for cultural heritage site preservation.
WHAT ARE THE OVERALL OBJECTIVES?
Being more than a portable spectral imaging system, the XpeCAM X02 project aims to develop a TECHNOLOGICAL PLATFORM providing an INTEGRATED AND COLLABORATIVE technological solution - of hardware and cloud platform - that could EXTRACT IMPORTANT INFORMATION both from the VISIBLE and the INVISIBLE. By integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) within the XpeCAM Platform it will be possible to connect any XpeCAM device with Internet to exchange multiple types of data.
The collected DATA from the artwork pieces will be easily COMBINED, CORRELATED, COMPARED and merged to match the conservator's needs and requirements. The connectivity, sensing, and interactivity of all XpeCAM devices will be the PLATFORM'S MAIN FEATURES enabling a collaborative and shared environment towards Cultural Heritage preservation and conservation community.
Grant agreement ID: 811764
Start date: 1 May 2018
End date: 30 April 2020
€ 1 267 125
EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020 - SME instrument
Call for proposal
SME-2-SME instrument phase 2
SIGNINUM GESTAO DE PATRIMONIO CULTURAL LDA