Audioguide of the cultural heritage of the Milan Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
The Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda greater hospital in Milan possesses an extraordinary heritage of art objects exposed in administrative offices, and The pavilions of the Policlinico are rich in countless stories: We wish that all the people that pass through these spaces for various reasons can appreciate them with the help of accurate comments. For this is available to the public, the App "Giroclinico": an audioguide free for smartphone that accompanies the discovery of the old building of the Ca' Granda and hospital pavilions.
Giroclinico is an audioguide innovative among the first in Europe, it recognizes the environment in which it is located in automatic (with Bluetooth) and without a continuous intervention on the device, and read aloud the description of works, showing the images corresponding to the cultural heritage.
Each time you enter in one of the hospitals covered by the service, and you have the active App, the software proposes an explanation for a maximum duration of 2 minutes on the cultural asset to which has been approached. All contents are also available and dialup manually browsing the list of the works.
Many objects have at the disposal of the headlines with descriptions and images of specific property: you can listen to approaching your smartphone to the label NFC placed near to the opera (with Android OS) or framing the QR code2 (with iOS). In mode "List of Works" the activation is done manually.
The App also allows a virtual visit of the works in offline mode. Even without connecting to the network, in fact, sitting comfortably on the sofa at home, the App provides access to all content relating to the visit, with descriptions, explanations and the cards of deepening of the works.
The path is constantly evolving and with each new visit may be available new content: it will be sufficient to update the App. The texts are available in Italian, English and French (choose the option "update" to change the language).
Environments involved in the initiative are those of the administrative headquarters of via Francesco Sforza 28, with even his the garden, the church of the Announced and its crypt (via Francesco Sforza 32), and each of the pavilions of the Policlinico (via Francesco Sforza 35, via San Barnaba 8, via Commenda 10, 12, 15, 16, 19, via Manfredo Fanti 6, Via Lamarmora 5, Via Pace 9).
The access to the spaces of Via Francesco Sforza 28 is the only restricted. Admission every Thursday from 13:00 to 17:00, and takes about half an hour; there are four sessions (at 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00), each of these can accommodate up to 10 people at a time. Persons wishing to make a visit, can contact the volunteers of the Italian Touring Club for Cultural Heritage in the crypt, which is just a few meters (Via Francesco Sforza 32).