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NCSA Researchers Create Interactive Virtual Learning Space
April 1, 2009
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is pushing communication limits, enabling individuals to physically interact in real time. This innovative process digitally clones people in remote areas into the same virtual space, creating "a tele-immersive environment." Several clusters of visible and thermal spectrum cameras and multiple large LCD displays surround a defined physical area where someone will be learning complex movements.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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