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Reach In and “Touch” Objects in Videos


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing a new imaging technique that will help you reach in and “touch” objects in video.

With the help of conventional cameras and algorithms, the technique known as Interactive Dynamic Video looks at almost hidden vibrations of an object to generate video stimulations that users can virtually interact with.

A student at MIT states that by making videos interactive, a forecast can be made as to how objects will respond to unknown forces and discover fresh ways to engage with videos.

IDV has potential users like film makers producing new kinds of visual effects. The most common way to stimulate objects motions is by building 3Dmodel. Though 3D modeling is expensive and can be almost impractical for many objects.

The research explains that even five seconds of video can have sufficient information to generate rational stimulations.

Hindustan Times e-paper

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