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Using panoramic 360-degree video technology

A researcher using panoramic 360-degree video technology

Researchers at the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California have developed panoramic 360-degree video technology that is being used for various projects. In one project, for example, the panoramic camera photographed a circular fish tank with live tropical fish. Users wore a head-mounted display that helped create the illusion that they were immersed in water with swimming fish. In another project--this one on new digital tools for journalism--the panoramic camera was used to capture a dramatic sense of the difficult conditions of the homeless on a downtown Los Angeles street. The results of this exercise were used as part of a report on the homeless developed by journalism students as an academic exercise.

IMSC is a National Science Foundation-supported Engineering Research Center. (Year of image: 2002)

Credit: IMSC, University of Southern California

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