TeleHuman device provides Star Trek-like 3D holographic videoconferencing

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Dr. Jai Maharaj

May 31, 2014, 1:13:21 PM5/31/14
TeleHuman device provides Star Trek-like 3D holographic

System uses Microsoft's Kinect sensors, off-the-shelf
hardware to achieve cutting edge technology

By Jeffrey Bausch
Electronic Products
May 9, 2012

A group of researchers at the Human Media Lab at Queen's
University (Ontario) have created a life-sized hologram-
like telepod using Microsoft's Kinect system and a
cylindrical display for live, 3D videoconferencing.

The Human Media Lab has come up with a unique way to
create a 3D holographic videoconferencing system.

They refer to the technology as "TeleHuman": it allows
two people to stand in front of their own separate pods
and talk to 3D hologram images of one other.

How'd they do it?

The group was able to accomplish this trick using six
Kinect sensors mounted at the top of both displays. The
sensors are responsible for capturing and tracking 3D
video of the individual and converting it into a life-
size image on the opposite end of the call.

The 3D image that gets displayed is 360 around the pod.
This means that the person on the other line can walk
around the entire pod and see the caller's side and back.

"Why Skype when you can talk to a life-size 3D
holographic image of another person?" asks Professor Roel
Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab.

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Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

Dr. Jai Maharaj

May 31, 2014, 1:15:06 PM5/31/14
Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
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Here is a link to the video talking about the technology.

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Sam Wormley

May 31, 2014, 1:23:02 PM5/31/14


A holographic technique for imaging electric fields in the vicinity of
toner microparticles

> Electrophotography techniques such as laser printing or photocopying
> involve the transfer of charged microparticles of toner or ink onto a
> rotating drum using electric fields. The microscopic electrostatic
> interactions between these particles and the drum greatly affect the
> print quality. Visualizing the electric fields around these charged
> particles, however, is difficult due to the small size of the
> particles and the complexity of their arrangement.

> A research team led by Toshiaki Tanigaki and colleagues from the
> RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science has now demonstrated a
> holographic imaging technique that can map the electric fields around
> such complex systems of charged particles at microscopic scales.

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