Posted by: crudbasher | May 3, 2012

An Interesting Advance For Telepresence Technology

In the early days of computer technology we used devices like punch cards to input data. Output was via printouts, lights or monitors. As the speeds of computers have increased there is now excess capacity to improve out interfaces. Check out this video. (H/T Gizmodo)

It’s a very cool technology. Did you notice it uses Kinect cameras from the Xbox 360 game system? This is a great example of what I was talking about yesterday where advances in one area of technology can be used in another.

As we talk about how education will be changed by technology it is important to look at technology in general. Even if something is not designed to go into schools directly, it can have an impact in unexpected ways. The education system does not exist in a vacuum.

As for this telepresence technology, if I correctly understand how it works, it will only work for one person at a time. I wonder if augmented reality glasses will make the need for something like this obsolete?

Even so, it’s a very cool idea. My inner geek is happy. 🙂

    • A group of developers from the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University, in Canada, has developed a cylindrical display system—called the “TeleHuman”—that is capable of projecting within itself a person’s full 3-dimensional figure. Circle the TeleHuman, and you will see your long-distance lover (or perhaps just your best friend) from all 360 degrees.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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