Patent Number: 8,878,895

Title: Video communicating apparatus having eye-to-eye communication function and method thereof

Abstract: Provided are a video communication apparatus having an eye-to-eye communication function that enables video communication users to communicate with each other in an eye-to-eye state, and a method thereof. The apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a video of a video communication partner, the display unit including a plurality of cameras activated according to a selection control signal; a video processor configured to encode a captured video from the activated camera, and to decode a video from the video communication partner and identify a position of the video communication partner's eyes from the video; a camera selector configured to activate a camera installed in a position corresponding to the position among the plurality of cameras; and a transceiver configured to transmit the encoded video from the video processor to the video communication partner and provide the video from the video communication partner to the video processor.

Inventors: Yoon; Seung Hyun (Daejeon, KR)

Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

International Classification: H04N 7/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00