In March this year Microsoft unveiled their new project – Holoportation, which they envision as the future of teleconferencing.
Holoportation 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.
In the 30 minute video below we have perceptiveIO’s (previously Microsoft) Shahram Izadi’s explain the history, challenges and development of Microsoft’s Holoportation system at the ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction.
The talk demonstrates that there is in fact a massive amount of science behind the technology. If that kind of thing tickles your fancy see the video below: