External Resource: See Me in 3-D, LabTV Video

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The See Me in 3-D webisode was developed by the National Defense Education Program LabTV.

Abstract: Scientists are developing a 3-D teleconference system so that people can make a phone call and see someone as though they were really there. A live 3-D scanning system is connected to a 3-D projector system so that people’s faces can be scanned, transmitted, and displayed very quickly. The display uses a rotating mirror that reflects a slightly different image to the recipient’s left and right eyes, thus creating the illusion of 3-D.

Keywords: high-speed display, high-speed camera, projector, hologram, imaging, reflect, rotate, scanner, 3-D, teleconference, light, waves, scatter, light scattering, careers, scientists, STEM, engineers, technology, engineering, mathematics, Department of Defense, NDEP, National Defense Education Program LabTV, videos.

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  • on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:17 PM

Using mirrors to reflect images, 3-D video images are given the illusion of movement through a high-speed video projector. A live 3-D scanner system is hooked up to a live 3-D display system to allow a person's image to be projected through space in real time. Scientists call this 3-D teleconferencing. This technology was inspired by the holograms in the Star Wars movies. People will be beaming up, down, and all around telespace.

Carolyn M  (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Carolyn M (Buffalo Grove, IL)


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