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1. (WO2017176818) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REAL-TIME IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING IN AUGMENTED REALITY BASED COMMUNICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/176818    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/026025
Publication Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06T 19/00
Applicants: INTEGEM INC.
Inventors: DU, Eliza, Y.
Title: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REAL-TIME IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING IN AUGMENTED REALITY BASED COMMUNICATIONS
Abstract:
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for real-time image and signal processing in an augmented reality environment; for example, for video conferencing in a virtual environment of the participants' choice. In particular, image information of a real life object is extracted by separating the object from its actual environment in one or more images that are captured in real-time using a comprehensive characteristic-based mechanism. The extracted real life object is then integrated with a virtual environment based on image relations between each pixel of the image information of the real life object and a corresponding pixel of each image of the plurality of images of the virtual environment through a pixel-by-pixel integration approach. The image relations comprise at least a depth relation or a transparency relation.