WithYou - A communication system to provide out together feeling

Ching Tzun Chang, Shin Takahashi, Jiro Tanaka

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a video-based communication system that provides an Out Together Feeling. In other words, it makes a pair of users, one outdoors and the other indoors, feel as if they are going outside together. To achieve this, it is important that both users (1) can freely peruse the outdoor user's surroundings, (2) can see what the outdoor user is looking at, and (3) can focus together on the same point. To realize these features, we have designed and implemented a system called WithYou. It consists of two subsystems: a wearable system for the outdoor user and an immersive space for the indoor user. The indoor user wears an HMD and watches video from a Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera mounted on the outdoor user's chest. Thus, the indoor user can look around by simply turning his/her head to the left or right. The orientation of the outdoor user's face is also displayed on the HMD screen to indicate where he/she is looking. In the preliminary test, both users experienced the Out Together Feeling to some extent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2012
Pages320-323
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2012 - Capri Island, Italy
Duration: 2012 May 212012 May 25

Other

Other2012 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2012
CountryItaly
CityCapri Island
Period12/5/2112/5/25

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Keywords

  • communication support
  • tele-presence
  • wearable mobile and human robot interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Cite this

Chang, C. T., Takahashi, S., & Tanaka, J. (2012). WithYou - A communication system to provide out together feeling. In Proceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2012 (pp. 320-323) https://doi.org/10.1145/2254556.2254617