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Gun Lee, Theophilus Hua Lid Teo, Seungwon Kim, and Mark Billinghurst. A user study on mr remote collaboration using live 360 video. In Proceedings of the IEEE and ACM International Symposium for Mixed and Augmented Reality 2018 (To appear). 2018.
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Abstract

Sharing and watching live 360 panorama video is available on modern social networking platforms, yet the communication is often a passive one-directional experience. This research investigates how to further improve live 360 panorama based remote collaborative experiences by adding Mixed Reality (MR) cues. SharedSphere is a wearable MR remote collaboration system that enriches a live captured immersive panorama based collaboration through MR visualisation of non-verbal communication cues (e.g., view awareness and gestures cues). We describe the design and implementation details of the prototype system, and report on a user study investigating how MR live panorama sharing affects the user's collaborative experience. The results showed that providing view independence through sharing live panorama enhances co-presence in collaboration, and the MR cues help users understanding each other. Based on the study results we discuss design implications and future research direction.