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2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) (2016)
Sydney, Australia
March 14, 2016 to March 19, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4673-8778-1
pp: 1-10
Jorg Muller , Advanced Concepts Team, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Tobias Langlotz , Department of Information Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Holger Regenbrecht , Department of Information Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
ABSTRACT
We are presenting PanoVC - a mobile telepresence system based on continuously updated panoramic images. We are showing that the experience of telepresence, i.e. the sense of "being there together" at a distant location can be achieved with standard state-of-the-art mobile phones. Because mobile phones are always on hand users can share their environments with others in a pervasive way. Our approach is opening up the pathway for applications in a variety of domains such as the exploration of remote environments or novel forms of videoconferencing. We present implementation details, technical evaluation results, and the findings of a user study of an indoor-outdoor environments sharing task as proof of concept.
INDEX TERMS
Cameras, Mobile communication, Mobile handsets, Streaming media, Robots, Real-time systems, Hardware
CITATION

J. Muller, T. Langlotz and H. Regenbrecht, "PanoVC: Pervasive telepresence using mobile phones," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom)(PERCOM), Sydney, Australia, 2016, pp. 1-10.
doi:10.1109/PERCOM.2016.7456508
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