Augmented reality framework for socialization between elderly people

This research proposes an augmented reality framework to support three-dimensional conferencing based on tele-presence with objective "sense of presence" measures. The goal is to study and develop an incremental on-line 3D human reconstruction solution useful for real-time interaction on mixed reality workspaces. The approach explores virtual view synthesis through motion body estimation and hybrid sensors composed by video cameras and a depth camera (ex: structured light). By exploring computers graphics, spatial audio and artificial vision capturing techniques we intend to induce sensations of being physically in the presence of other people and by investigating people's reaction we expect to obtain an objective evaluation of "sense of presence" on AR environments.