Soumya Kanti Datta is the Founder, CEO of Digiotouch. He has 12+ years of experience in research and innovation at the intersection of Cybersecurity, Cloud & Edge Computing, and Platform Engineering. He has R&D results won awards in IEEE WF-IoT 2019 (Ireland), EU Datathon 2018 (Belgium), IEEE TenSymp 2018 (Australia), IEEE ISCE 2017 (Malaysia), and IEEE GCCE 2015 (Japan) for my research and leadership in the IoT. His current focus is on GenAI and XR powered EdTech platform called Digiotouch Academy.
There is high cost associated with XR app and content development. It typically takes 6+ months, requires highly specialised skills and software licenses, and often the return on investment is not guaranteed. Moreover, current app development platforms are not fully security and privacy aware. Such factors contribute to XR ecosystem from being mainstream. The main purpose of SPARTA is to develop a secure, privacy aware platform for XR content creation and publishing. The primary target of the platform are XR app developers, platform developers, and XR scientific community.
The key result of SPARTA is the platform for XR content creation and publishing with natively built security and privacy features. At the half-way point of the project, a prototype of the platform is ready where raw immersive, 360-degree videos can be uploaded, which are processed to finalise the XR content, and published using a mobile app.
Impact of the Fellowship
Starting from the expected impact described in the application form. For instance:
Development/advancement of innovative technologies
SPARTA has developed an advanced platform for emerging XR domain where a platform prototype has been implemented. It is capable of storing raw immersive, 360-degree videos in cloud storage, which are then processed to finalise the XR content, and published using a mobile app.