In Brief

Japanese technology company, NTT DOCOMO, shows this and other new research projects which introduce innovative takes on portable technology.

Three innovations for mobile devices were unveiled by Japan-based technology company NTT DOCOMO at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) 2012, an annual consumer electronics trade show.

A futuristic pair of glasses for making video phone calls use two ultra-wide-angle cameras mounted in the frames to record and then ‘synthesize’ the wearer’s face so that, to the other party, the image appears to have been taken from a normal front facing camera. Though still in the research stages, this technology could mean a seamless transition to video conferencing if using a glasses-type wearable display:

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