The GazeMaster Gaze-corrected Videoconferencing Project

Date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 17:30
Location: 
TH 331
Presenter: 
Jim Gemmell Microsoft Research
Abstract: 
Many desktop videoconferencing systems are ineffective due to deficiencies in gaze awareness and sense of spatial relationship. Previous works employ special hardware to address these problems. GazeMaster takes a software-only approach. Heads and eyes in the video are tracked using computer-vision techniques, and the tracking information is transmitted along with the video stream. Receivers take the tracking information corresponding to the video and graphically place the head and eyes in a virtual 3D space such that gaze awareness and a sense of space are provided. http://research.microsoft.com/barc/mediapresence/GazeMaster.asp
Bio: 

Jim Gemmell is a researcher in the Microsoft Research Media Presence Group at the Bay Area Research Center (BARC) in San Francisco. His research interests include personal media management, telepresence, and reliable multicast.

http://research.microsoft.com/~jgemmell