Holoportation: Microsoft Research envisions telecommuting via Hololens


Microsoft Research has revealed a new research project where they envision users would remotely attend meetings after being scanned and their presence being projected remotely onto the Hololens screens of other remote attendees.

Holoportation, as they call it,  is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in their physical space. Communicating and interacting with remote users becomes as natural as face to face communication.

See a video demo of the technology below:

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