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Immersive autostereoscopic display for mutual telexistence: TWISTER I (Telexistence Wide-angle Immersive STEReoscope Model I)

Tokyo Univ., Japan
DOI: 10.1109/VR.2001.913767 Conference: IEEE Virtual Reality 2001
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ABSTRACT We present an autostereoscopic display named TWISTER I (Telexistence Wide-view-angle Immersive STEReoscope, Model I), which is designed for a face-to-face telecommunication system called "mutual telexistence". By rotating display units that consist of LED arrays and a barrier around a viewer, TWISTER I can display panoramic stereoscopic images that can be observed without the use of special eyewear. This "glassless" feature is essential for applying this apparatus to mutual telexistence because eye contact is important in non-verbal communication.

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Naoko Ogawa