Photos: What's inside France Telecom's Paris R&D Labs

Photos: What's inside France Telecom's Paris R&D Labs

Summary: Mobile TV glasses, LED sweaters and a full-size virtual boss

TOPICS: Networking

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  • This is France Telecom's Real Meet system - videoconferencing with a bit of virtual reality thrown in. Here, the video screens are enlarged, making the virtual participants appear nearly the same size as they really are.

    Microphones and speakers are distributed along the side of the meeting room to recreate the location of participants' voices more accurately - when an attendee walks from left to right, participants in the virtual world will hear volume levels fall or increase, depending on where they're sitting.

    Photo credit: Wanadoo

  • Perhaps one of the more outlandish examples of wearable tech, here France Telecom shows off an early version of a top capable of displaying images. This version was later binned - the fibre optics were considered too chunky and image definition was poor.

    Photo credit: Jo Best

  • Here, a later version swaps fibre optics for LEDs and cuts down the display panel size to make the top more comfortable to wear.

    Photo credit: Jo Best

Topic: Networking

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