24.10.12

DoCoMo glasses enable mobile, hands-free video calling

AUTHOR: Inavate

DoCoMo NTT, Japanese mobility specialist, has unveiled a glasses-like headset for hands-free videoconferencing at CEATEC in Japan. Images taken by multiple, ultra-wide-angle cameras in the glasses-like frame make the far-end participant feel as if they are right in front of the user. The system recreates the participant’s face into a life-like digital image with audio information used to create realistic lip movement.

DoCoMo ultimately wants to integrate displays into the HMD so that two participants can have a hands-free video conference in any space.

A camera on the rear of the glasses captures the scene behind the user so even their backdrop appears real to the far-end participant.

Video via DigInfo