Immersive telecommunication using stereo video avatar

Tetsurou Ogi, T. Yamada, K. Tamagawa, M. Kano, M. Hirose

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Immersive projection displays such as CABIN and COSMOS have been connected through the broad band network. This kind of network environment is expected to be used as a multimedia virtual laboratory. In particular, video avatar technology has been developed in order to realize high presence communication in this multimedia virtual laboratory. A video avatar is a computer-synthesized three-dimensional image created using live video. This method has the characteristics of being a natural, accurate and convenient communication tool. In this study, communication capabilities of the video avatar were experimentally evaluated. In addition, the video avatar technology was applied to several communications applications, such as that of guiding colleagues and undertaking design work in networked immersive projection displays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Virtual Reality 2001 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2001 Mar 132001 Mar 17


OtherIEEE Virtual Reality 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Ogi, T., Yamada, T., Tamagawa, K., Kano, M., & Hirose, M. (2001). Immersive telecommunication using stereo video avatar. In Proceedings - Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium (pp. 45-51)