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"3D Consortium study session organized by the Technical Sub-committee"
(Venue: LEN Rental Conference Room, Iidabashi)
June 19, 2014

For effective use and further dissemination of 3D which is the objective of the Study Sessions organized by the Technical Sub-committee for this fiscal year, experts were invited as lecturers to deliver lectures with demonstrations about the latest topics related to 3D data and expressions by using multiple viewpoints and free viewpoints which are regarded as important challenges in terms of naked eye 3D as well as stereoscopic images.
34 people participated in this study session.

(Mr. Tadashi Ishikawa delivering an opening address / Leader of Technical Sub-committee)
(Scene of the study session)

"Memories of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Recovery from the Disaster: Archives of 360-degree images of roadside areas in the quake-hit regions and digitalization of images of disaster remains into 3D data"

Project Associate Professor, Advanced Mobility Research Center, The University of Tokyo
Ph. D. Shintaro Ono

More than 3 years have passed since the earthquake hit the Tohoku region. As recovery goes on, the number of landscapes and buildings which remind us of the time when the disaster hit the area decreased and weathering of our memories and preservation of disaster remains have been in the center of our discussions. In April 2011 when the seacoast road was re-opened to traffic in a north-south direction, we hastened to enter the venue. Then, we started to record 360-degree images of the situations of the devastated areas of the seacoast from Miyagi Prefecture to Aomori Prefecture and have been periodically recording the progress of the recovery up to now. In May 2013, we digitalized the former building of the Otsuchi Town office which is now under dismantlement for commitment to prevent weathering of our memories and to expand the number of people who participate in exchange projects in the region. These activities and technologies will be introduced in the lecture. A rehabilitation project which has been jointly proceeding with researchers in the field of traffic engineering and energy engineering will also be introduced.

"Research about acquisition of 3D data and utilization for AR (Augmented Reality) and HMD (head-mounted display)"

Associate Professor, Advanced Mobility Research Center, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Ph. D. Takeshi Oishi

Taking Bayon in Angkor monuments as an example, the e-Heritage project which aims to develop 3D digital technologies and analysis methods to be used for cultural assets will be introduced. A cloud museum which is a regional museum concept focusing on the Mixed Reality technology will be introduced together with related commitment in Japan and in other countries.

"Interactive viewing technologies for perfectly spherical images - A system with which we can enter live image"

Research Engineer, High-Reality Visual Communication Group, Visual Media Project, NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories, NIPPON TELEGPAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Mr. Daisuke Ochi

We are going to introduce our new viewing service with which viewers can look over the venue of live events by using head-mounted displays (HMD). With the service, viewers can select positions they would like from the images taken by 360-degree cameras installed in the venue of live events. By using our technology which selects and distributes high quality images according to the direction which is seen by viewers, viewers can experience images with a strong sense of realism in any direction as if they are actually at the venue of the live event.

"Objectives and characteristics of EPSON Smart Glass MOVERIO BT200"

VA Business promotion department, Visual Products Division, Seiko Epson Corporation
Mr. Hiroyuki Baba

Thinking about the DNA of EPSON, it was commercialization of the world-first quartz watch in 1969 when the company referred to itself as Suwa Seikosha. It means that the root of EPSON started by a wearable product. We are about to open up the era of wearable products. Considering the trend, EPSON has already started development of various products which can only be created by EPSON in a lot of categories such as healthcare, medical care, sports, visual images and information. At the beginning of this lecture, we will explain about the outline of EPSON's wearable product strategy. Then, we will introduce BT200, a new product of our MOVERIO SmartGlass. In terms of Smart Glasses, we released MOVERIO BT100, EPSON's first Smart Glass which is see-through for both eyes in 2011. After the release, we received various feedbacks from consumers and business markets. Talking about MOVERIO BT200, a significant evolution has been achieved since our previous model by realizing downsizing and weight saving in terms of mountability which is most important for wearable products as well as connectivity with various devices and provision of applications for MOVERIO.

"Start of 3D service provision by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan and purposes and future prospect of the service"

Geospatial Information Dept., Planning Div., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Ms. Ritsu Okayasu and Mr. Noriyuki Takakuwa.

The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan developed "Chiri-in Chizu 3D (Geospatial Information Authority of Japan's maps in 3D)", a website where users can easily create and browse maps in the 3D format by utilizing the map information and altitude data organized and provided by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan and released the website for the public in March 2014. This lecture will introduce the outline and technical items related to the website.
(Ms. Ritsu Okayasu)
(Mr. Noriyuki Takakuwa)
>>Exhibition with demonstrations

(Demonstration by NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories)
(Demonstration by Geospatial Information Authority of Japan)
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