21 December 1998 Telepresence teaching video equipment
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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.
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Sergio C. Brofferio, Sergio C. Brofferio, Uberto Lauro Grotto, Uberto Lauro Grotto, Luca Maderna, Luca Maderna, } "Telepresence teaching video equipment", Proc. SPIE 3655, Media Processors 1999, (21 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334766; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334766

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