Tele immersion is a technology that will be implemented with Internet2 It will enable users in different geographical locations to come together and interact in a simulated holographic environment. Users will feel as if they are actually looking, talking and meeting with each other face to face in the same place, even though they may be miles apart physically.
In a tele immersive environment, computers recognize the presence and movements of individuals as well as physical and virtual objects. They can then track these people and non-living objects, and project them in a realistic way across many geographic locations.
Tele-immersion enables users at geographically distributed sites to collaborate in real time in a shared, simulated, hybrid environment as if they were in the same physical room.