3D video chat becomes a reality.
Skype and video iChat are great, but traditional video conferencing tools are so two-dimensional. Just imagine if you could talk to a friend or colleague in holographic 3-D.
Well, you may soon be able to. Researchers at Queen’s University have created a life-sized, 3-D video conferencing pod that allows users to see the person they are talking to in 360-degree holographic-like clarity.
They call it the TeleHuman.
It’s clunky, and it’s expensive, but it’s still cool.
This innovation in video conferencing comes to you courtesy of Roel Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab at Queen’s Universtiy in Canada.
The human media lab is one of canada’s premier media laboratories. its mandate is to develop disruptive technologies and new ways of working with computers that are viable 10 to 20 years from now. we are currently working on the design of organic user interfaces, an exciting new paradigm that allows computers to have any shape or form.