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Method and System for Remote Physical Interaction during Video Conference

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247501D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 144K

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Abstract

Disclosed are an article, system, and method for simulating/emulating a handshake or other physical contact/sensation between remote parties via haptic means. In a preferred embodiment, the emulated contact is bidirectional (i.e., each remote user experiences a handshake).

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Method and System for Remote Physical Interaction during Video Conference

During any video conference, participants meet various people from a remote location.

Visual interaction is via the display screen. Actual physical interaction, such as a handshake, is not possible. Some situations warrant such physical interaction, as

would take place during an in-person meeting. A method and system for physical

interaction during remote digital communication are needed.

Disclosed are an article, system, and method for simulating/emulating a handshake or other physical contact/sensation between remote parties via haptic means. In a preferred embodiment, the emulated contact is bidirectional (i.e., each remote user experiences a handshake).

During personal interaction between two users (i.e., one local, one remote), the local user extends a hand for handshaking with the remote user, and then the computing system performs three-dimensional (3D) scanning of the raised hand. Accordingly, the system creates a holographic 3D model of the raised hand in the remote display area.

An acoustic holographic object overlaps the created 3D holographic object. The dimension and shape of the acoustic holographic object is the same as a light-based holographic object. This helps the user to view, touch, and feel the created holographic objects. The remote user can perform a handshake with the holographic 3D model of the user's hand and feel the physical interaction with the haptic effect. The acoustic holographic object mimics the mimic haptic effect during the handshaking. Both the local user and the remote user can feel the handshaking interaction. In addition, during the handshaking operation, the system performs an ultrasound 3D scan of the participating users and accordingly identifies the individuals who have shaken hands.

To implement the method and system for remote physical interaction during a video conference in a preferred embodiment (e.g., one local user and one remote user):

1. On a video conference, the local user extends a hand toward the video screen in an action of extending the hand for a handshake with the remote user.

2. The camera inst...