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Real-time reproduction of 3D human images in virtual space teleconferencing

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5 Author(s)
Jun Ohya ; ATR Commun. Syst. Res. Lab., Kyoto, Japan ; Kitamura, Y. ; Takemura, H. ; Kishino, F.
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Real-time reproduction of a 3D human image is realized by an experimental system built for the realization of virtual space teleconferencing, in which participants at different sites can feel as if they are at one site and can work cooperatively. In the teleconferencing system, a 3D model of a participant is constructed by a wire-frame model mapped by color texture and is displayed on 3D screen at the receiving site. In the experimental system, to realize real-time detection of facial features at the sending site, tape marks are attached to facial muscles, and the marks are tracked visually. To detect movements of the head, body, hands and fingers in real-time, magnetic sensors and data glove are used. When the movements of the participant are reproduced at the receiving site, the detected results are used to drive the nodes in the wire frame model. Using the experimental system, the optimum number of nodes for real-time reproduction is obtained. Results for real-time cooperative work using the experimental system are demonstrated

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Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium, 1993., 1993 IEEE

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18-22 Sep 1993