At the recent IP Video Expo in London on the Imago stand their was demonstration of a so-called virtual telepresence system developed by a Belgian company Teleportel. The system uses Sony plasma screens and Sony videoconferencing codecs to ‘project’ a 3D-like image of the participants taking part in the telepresence meeting. A demonstration using Sony’s PCS-HG90 HD Video Codec was given and this provided an exceptional 3D viewing experience which attracted much interest.
They also appear to have a system to add to this call Enviroscent…..which brings smell into play as well…..not sure I would want to use this after a hot sweaty day on a building site in Chennai and then going to a VC Call…..
The 3D part is very interesting so check it out at