Shared-Space: Spatial Audio and Video Layouts for Videoconferencing in a Virtual Room
PubDate: November 2021
Teams: University of Maryland College Park
Writers: Matthew Wong; Ramani Duraiswami
Online video conferencing, a growing mode of meeting, has grown exponentially since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Many cues available in in-person interactions are absent in the currently implemented systems. We present a novel web application for video conferencing which uses spatial video and audio to provide better online conferencing experiences. We used Shared-Space to have many different conference calls and from our results, we can conclude that the user ratings for spatialized video and audio conferencing far exceed the user ratings for non-spatialized video and audio calls.