Life-size 3-D hologram-like telepods may revolutionize videoconferencing in the future: Two people simply stand infront of their own life-size cylindrical pods and talks to a 3D hologram-like images of each other. Cameras capture and track 3D video and convert into the life-size image.
Since the 3D video image is visible 360 degrees around the Pod, the person can walk around it to see the other person's side or back...
Dr. Vertegaal and his team used mostly existing hardware – including a 3D projector, a 1.8 metre-tall translucent acrylic cylinder and a convex mirror.
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