The goal of the "Meet easy" project is to develop a complete, easy-to-use videoconferencing solution which delivers high-end features such as high-quality audio and video and large field of view in a compact form, and at a fraction of the cost, while adding novel functionality such as automatic generation of minutes. To achieve this goal, the key factors are development of premium audio and image quality, and a flexible and affordable solution. This will be approached by development of i) a camera with a wide angle, high-quality imaging system, including a powerful and flexible embedded image processor. ii) a hardware and software solution for an ultra-compact microphone array, complementing Kubicam´s camera system. iii) a combined embedded vision- and audio-processing algorithm which will give the system an "understanding" of the scene and the people and objects present. Special object analyses will be developed to detect, analyze and refine information from the objects in the scene, such as persons, whiteboards and documents, and use this information for controlling the video/audio-output and creating an unprecedented user experience.
Project leader: Asbjørn Berge
Institution: HUDDLY AS