With the announcement of Microsoft’s HoloLens being available for pre-order, the anticipation for the virtual reality system has only been increasing. Now it seems as if the buzz will only get bigger as Microsoft’s I3D research group has released a demo of its newest innovation titled “Holoportation.” The technology allows images, sounds and movements from 3D cameras to be captured, stitched together and transmitted in real-time, providing a near-realistic virtual replica of a human being. Research manager Shahram Izadi shows off the impressive features which can record and play back past interactions, and even shrink a person down to fit on a table. Realistically, the setup does include a whole mess of hardware and computing power, but the video demo is quite impressive nonetheless.
- The Verge