While addressing the difficult problems of Hologram, Microsoft gave a demo of its futuristic vision via use of hologram technology to create holograms from live video. Much of those efforts have now been put to use via Holoportation. The technology helps a person create a consistent model that can emulate activities of someone being in close proximity to you by using multiple 3D cameras to capture a subject from all possible dimensions.
A YouTube video posted by the company to exhibit its capabilities show people despite being in in two difference places can be teleported into the same room using HoloLens technology and interact with each other, hassle free. The second part of the video shows a person playing back the recorded video.
Users interested, can find more about the project by visiting the link to the Microsoft Research site. By and large, it includes wealth of information about Holoportation, which Microsoft officials describe as “a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time.”
“When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in their physical space. Communicating and interacting with remote users becomes as natural as face to face communication,” the research page reads.
Holoportation is a newly developed project coming out straight from Microsoft Research’s Interactive 3D Technologies team. Usage of the tool gives us a glimpse of how the communion can evolve from 2D video calls to 3D version.