uCom : spatial displays for visual awareness of remote locations
Author(s)Araujo Santos, Ana Luisa de
Spatial displays for visual awareness of remote locations
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
V. Michael Bove, Jr.
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uCom enables remote users to be visually aware of each other using "spatial displays" - live views of a remote space assembled according to an estimate of the remote space's layout. The main elements of the system design are a 3D representation of each space and a multi-display physical setup. The 3D image-based representation of a space is composed of an aggregate of live video feeds acquired from multiple viewpoints and rendered in a graphical visualization resembling a 3D collage. Its navigation controls allow users to transition among the remote views, while maintaining a sense of how the images relate in 3D space. Additionally, the system uses a configurable set of displays to portray always-on visual connections with a remote site integrated into the local physical environment. The evaluation investigates to what extent the system improves users' understanding of the layout of a remote space.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2009.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. -116).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.