Microsoft can virtually teleport you from one place to another

IDG News Service | Dec 2, 2016

Using a combination of mixed reality displays and 3D cameras, users of Microsoft's "Holoportation" technology can interact with remote participants as if they were in the same physical space.

Microsoft can virtually teleport you from one place to another

It’s called “Holoportation” and this is how it works:

3D cameras will capture your movements in a room and construct a 3D model in real time

The data is compressed and transmitted to someone else who’s wearing a mixed reality display like a Hololens or HTC Vive

Users can see, hear, and interact with one another as if they are sharing the same physical space, but they can’t touch

The system can also record and playback interactions, creating a sort of living memory

And even cooler, recorded content can be manipulated by making it bigger or smaller

Hello tiny people!

Researchers have made the system mobile by installing it in a car, though a WiFi connection is still required

Now if only Microsoft could figure out a way to teleport places to people






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