There are many potential applications of telepresence, including collaboration, gaming, entertainment, teleoperation, etc. BEAMING will expand the range and impact of telepresence applications by developing a new kind of virtual transportation where a person can be physically embodied interacting with life-sized people who may be thousands of kilometres away.
The project will focus on three exemplary applications: for teaching – where an expert visits a class, for sensory-rehabilitation where patients visit a hospital, and for social gatherings such as conferences.
Relevant references on telepresence applications can by obtained from the Peach FET project:
- D3.1 (Issue 2) Vision and Roadmap for Presence research and Technology Issue 2
- D4.7 Presence Research and Technology: Future Markets