SIGGRAPH 96
Digital Bayou Projects

Smart Spaces
This demonstration consists of several real-time systems that have arisen from research efforts into wireless computer interfaces.

"Smart spaces" are ordinary environments equipped with visual and audio sensing systems that can perceive and react to people without requiring them to wear any special equipment. The "smart desk" research project consists of a self-calibrating visual system for 3D motion capture of a person, a face-tracking and facial-expression analysis system, and an audio-based expression and speech analysis system. Using these sensing systems, prototype applications have been developed for literal and non-literal physical and expressive animation of virtual characters that the user can interact with in real time.

Ali Azarbayejani
Perceptual Computing
ali@media.mit.edu

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