Our app presents some ideas on the potential of having “holographic” human representations in VR (think Oliver Kreylos videos 🙂 ). We built a VR classroom experience with a 3D-recorded teacher, so that you can experience a very special lesson, as if you were there.
humans : we bring humans to VR. We have designed a much lighter and cheaper solution than the mocap studio solutions to embed real humans (or holographic representations of humans) in a VR environment. With just a Kinect 2, we’re able to display a human representation that feels really natural though not photo-realistic.
crossing the uncanny valley : We’re able to deliver emotions and “humanity” quite efficiently in our opinion (the screenshots don’t really reflect the final experience, hopefully). We find the resulting communication less “uncannyvalleyish” than motion-capture, and more intimate.
real-time : it isn’t shown in the demo because we didn’t know how or when the jury will be reviewing the apps, but we’re able to deliver this experience in real-time!