TELEPORT — An Augmented Reality Teleconferencing Environment

  • Christian J. Breiteneder
  • Simon J. Gibbs
  • Costas Arapis
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A prototype immersive teleconferencing environment is described that allows small groups of people, although geographically separated, to meet as if face-to-face. The innovative features of the system include the use of wall-sized display surfaces, viewer tracking, subject-background separation by means of computer vision techniques and real-time compositing of live video with synthetic backgrounds. Used in combination, these techniques give the illusion of a virtual meeting area being an extension in space of a real meeting room.


Display Surface Conference Participant Noise Elimination Wall Display Videoconferencing System 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian J. Breiteneder
    • 1
  • Simon J. Gibbs
    • 1
  • Costas Arapis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Media Communication, Department of Visualization and Media Systems Design (VMSD)GMD — German National Research Center for Information TechnologySankt AugustinGermany

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