Huawei has unveiled a prototype tele-presence system called MirrorSys, a ‘full field communication’ system which can apparently go beyond the limits of human visual and auditory perception to beam immersive digital data.
The MirrorSys prototype features a 220 inch diagonal display with a resolution that matches human visual acuity at a distance of 2.4 meters, the company said.
Huawei’s Media Technologies Lab director Dr. James "Bo" Begole said, "Today, even the highest quality telepresence systems have a limited, fixed view of the world that doesn’t match human perception of our rich, real environment. We aim to change that.
"Full field communication transports all of the information from one environment to another over the network, creating a true digital reflection with all of the sights, sounds, and feelings of the people in it.
"Tomorrow’s immersive communications will provide a feeling of reality as if you were right there, fully present in the remote reality."
A room fitted with a MirrorSys screen can morph into one of 5 ambient environments and the surround sound can give a feel to users as if they are present in the remote environment.
Dr. Begole said, "In the future, we will be able to enjoy exotic scenery sent wirelessly from friends’ cameras or by remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), experience live sports events on the field with world-class athletes, and shop virtually in the world’s most exclusive boutique shops.
"Hard-to-find skilled technicians will be able to remotely repair complex machinery, specialised surgeons will perform delicate operations remotely, and students will explore the most advanced frontiers of science in hard-to-reach geographies of the world, along with other unforeseen entertainment and business opportunities."
The MirrorSys prototype comes with 8K ultra high definition video with a 110-degree-wide viewing angle, along with a 22.2 channel sound field.
"This is a new starting point for multimedia communication experiences. In the near future, zero-distance communication will become ordinary, enriching people’s connections and lives," he added.
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