TELEPORT — An Augmented Reality Teleconferencing Environment
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.
KeywordsDisplay Surface Conference Participant Noise Elimination Wall Display Videoconferencing System
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