NYU Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Revolutionize Dance Education with Immersive 3D Video Tech
New York University (NYU) is embarking on an ambitious project aimed at transforming the realm of dance education and potentially other fields through immersive 3D video technology. Fueled by a substantial $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, this four-year endeavor will strive to make Point-Cloud Video (PCV) technology practical for streaming.
A point cloud comprises a collection of data points within a 3D space, representing the contours of an object or environment. NYU describes Point-Cloud Video as a concept that strings together these point-cloud frames to construct a dynamic and moving scene. However, the data demands associated with PCV have historically been too high for practical use, necessitating bandwidth beyond the capabilities of today’s connected devices.