DoubleMe HoloPortal Enabling Grandfather & Grandson to Interact in Real-Time

Published by , December 25, 2017 1:47 pm

(VRFocus)  DoubleMe is using mixed reality (MR), Microsoft’s HoloLens combined with DoubleMe’s HoloPortal technology to allow a grandfather and grandson to interact by converting 2D videos into dynamic 3D models in real-time. The 11-year old grandson, Harrison, suffers from a genetic disorder called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which results in muscle deterioration, thus making it increasingly difficult for him to do ordinary things that the able-bodied often take for granted – like visiting his Grandpa. DoubleMe allows the pair to have conversation as if they were in the same room, able to see gestures and body language that make up an important part of communication.
DoubleMe, Orbital Media and charity Harrison’s Fund have teamed up in an effort to help the young boy connect with his Grandfather.“When Harrisons Fund approached us to try to find a new way to bring a family together, I thought this a really good opportunity to spotlight how the HoloPortal and holographic mixed reality can blur the traditional communication boundaries and show what was once pure science fiction, is now a present accessible reality,”comments Albert Kim, DoubleMe, Founder.

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