Abstract: StreamSpace: Pervasive Mixed Reality Telepresence for Remote Collaboration on Mobile Devices
Bektur Ryskeldiev, Michael Cohen, and Jens Herder. StreamSpace: Pervasive Mixed Reality Telepresence for Remote Collaboration on Mobile Devices, Journal of Information Processing, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 177-185, DOI=10.2197/ipsjjip.26.177, February, 2018.
We present a system that exploits mobile rotational tracking and photospherical imagery to allow users to share their environment with remotely connected peers “on the go.” We surveyed related interfaces and developed a unique groupware application that shares a mixed reality space with spatially-oriented live video feeds. Users can collaborate through realtime audio, video, and drawings in a virtual space. The developed system was tested in a preliminary user study, which confirmed an increase in spatial and situational awareness among viewers as well as reduction in cognitive workload. Believing that our system provides a novel style of collaboration in mixed reality environments, we discuss future applications and extensions of our prototype.
Mixed Reality, Telepresence, Remote Collaboration, Live Video Streaming, Mobile Technologies, Ubiquitous Computing, Photospherical Imagery, Spatial Media