May 11th, 2012 | Published in Research
AmbientTelepresence researched the possibility to build up a ambient presence of remote people using a Ubiquitous Computing environment instrumented with embedded devices rather than with video or audio transmission. “Ambient Telepresence is a method to give someone the feeling that someone else is present while they are not co-located”. The project showed that transfer of (selected) ambient events are less obtrusive and allows for a more fine grained, continuous awareness of remote persons. Technically the prototype connects remote sites using the events from the MediaCup and consumer electronics and reproduces an ambient awareness using sound.
CSCW, ambient awareness, user studies
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