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Why Apple Thinks 3D Avatars Will Be The Future Of Online Identities

Why Apple Thinks 3D Avatars Will Be The Future Of Online Identities
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The company was just granted a patent for technology that creates a 3D icon resembling the user.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 10 april 2014

Apple was just granted a patent for an Automatic Avatar Creation technology that would allow devices to create a three dimensional avatar that closely resembles the user captured in photos or videos.

The patent was filed by the company in late 2011 and was published earlier this week by the U.S. Patents & Trademark Office.

According to the patent, a device would be able to create a 3D avatar by first taking a photo of the user and then comparing the image with an existing database of different facial elements. The elements that closely resemble the user will be put together to create the 3D avatar. Facial elements such as hair, skin tone, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, facial hair, glasses, and more could be changed to customize the 3D avatar.

In addition to getting the patent for an automatic avatar creator, Apple was also granted a similar patent for creating Avatars Reflecting User States. The technology could be used to create customized avatars that have the “facial expression, body language, accessories, clothing items, and/or a presentation scheme” reflective of the user’s current state.

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Source: Prosthetic Knowledge, Cult of Mac

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