Eye-to-eye contact for life-sized videoconferencing

H. Regenbrecht, L. Müller, S. Hoermann, T. Langlotz, M. Wagner, M. Billinghurst
2014 Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures the Future of Design - OzCHI '14  
Figure 1: i2i system setup (left), see-through view shows the videoconferencing camera when no image is projected (centre), video conferencing result of our system showing eye-to-eye-contact (right). ABSTRACT Videoconferencing systems available for end users do not allow for eye-to-eye contact between participants. The different locations of video camera and video display make it impossible to directly look into each others eyes. This issue is known as the lack of mutual gaze. Combined with a
more » ... ck of a life-sized video image of the communication partner videoconferencing becomes an artificial experience leading to decreased communication quality, empathy and trust. In this work, we present lifesized videoconferencing solution supporting mutual gaze and report on the experiences made with our system in empirical evaluations.
doi:10.1145/2686612.2686632 dblp:conf/ozchi/RegenbrechtMHLW14 fatcat:qmywihza4jc2poavdveyhsflpy