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Telepresence teaching video equipment
Author(s): Sergio C. Brofferio; Uberto Lauro Grotto; Luca Maderna
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Paper Abstract

Telepresence teaching is a very useful mean of allowing university teaching whenever there is a lack of local resources. To be effective it requires a user friendly environment for both teachers and learners. The experience of the technical University of Milan in delivering telepresence courses has promoted investigation and development of effective teleteaching equipment. A layered equipment architecture has been introduced while users requirements and available technologies are intertwined to identify equipment functional specifications. Modular equipment as a Teacher Tracker, a Laser Beam Mouse, a Student Pointer and a Multiplexed Videocodec are among the designed and prototyped equipment. The activity indicates the possibility of applying well established technologies in teleteaching systems by promoting University laboratories where user requirements and a large spectrum of technologies are investigated to anticipate useful products whenever markets specifications are not yet established.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3655, Media Processors 1999, (21 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334766
Show Author Affiliations
Sergio C. Brofferio, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Uberto Lauro Grotto, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Luca Maderna, Radio Televisione Italia (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3655:
Media Processors 1999
Sethuraman Panchanathan; Subramania I. Sudharsanan; V. Michael Bove, Editor(s)

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