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System and Technology to Generate Natural Communication Methods

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245048D
Publication Date: 2016-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that integrates the camera into the display during user interaction through video displays. The system integrates microlens array technology into the display technology to produce the effect of natural eye contact between users.

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System and Technology to Generate Natural Communication Methods


Social video interaction through displays and cameras has the disadvantage that the user must place the camera device(s) aside the display device(s) to avoid covering the display content. This results in an unnatural communication because the interacting users cannot look into each other's' eyes while communicating.

Another problem is that when a user uses a display/camera system as a replacement for a mirror, the user is never able to look into his/her own eyes. The user cannot simultaneously look at the camera and the display; therefore, the overall impression is not natural. There are no known solutions to solve this problem.

The novel contribution is a system that integrates the camera into the display.

To address the first problem, the system uses a display-integrated light-field camera. It integrates microlens array technology into the display technology.

The integration is realized by leaving out display pixels in a regular pattern and replacing said pixels with a reasonable number of microlenses. Each microlens is backed up by its own image sensor. The system further processes and integrates the set of sensed images into a single image (prior art) and shows the image in real-time as display content on the remaining display pixels.

An alternative approach is to place a transparent realization of microlenses and the associated required image sensor

electronic circuits in a separate transparent...