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PanoInserts: mobile spatial teleconferencing

Pece, F; Steptoe, W; Wanner, F; Julier, S; Weyrich, T; Kautz, J; Steed, A; (2013) PanoInserts: mobile spatial teleconferencing. In: Proceedings of tThe SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (pp. 1319 - 1328). ACM: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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We present PanoInserts: a novel teleconferencing system that uses smartphone cameras to create a surround representation of meeting places. We take a static panoramic image of a location into which we insert live videos from smartphones. We use a combination of marker- and image-based tracking to position the video inserts within the panorama, and transmit this representation to a remote viewer. We conduct a user study comparing our system with fully-panoramic video and conventional webcam video conferencing for two spatial reasoning tasks. Results indicate that our system performs comparably with fully-panoramic video, and better than webcam video conferencing in tasks that require an accurate surrounding representation of the remote space. We discuss the representational properties and usability of varying video presentations, exploring how they are perceived and how they influence users when performing spatial reasoning tasks.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: PanoInserts: mobile spatial teleconferencing
Event: CHI '13
ISBN-13: 9781450318990
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2470654.2466173
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2466173
Language: English
Additional information: "© ACM 2013. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2466173."
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1390063
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