A group of developers from the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University, in Canada, has developed a cylindrical display system — called the “TeleHuman” — that is capable of projecting within itself a person’s full 3-dimensional figure. Circle the TeleHuman, and you will see your long-distance lover (or perhaps just your best friend) from all 360 degrees.
A total of 10 Kinect sensors are used to capture the 3D images as the viewer circumnavigates the display — six on top of the TeleHuman’s tubular body, and four addition sensors placed at strategic vantage points around the room it is housed in.
There are still some kinks to be worked out, but TeleHuman is well on its way to bringing Star Wars holographic technology to right into your very own home. [DVice]