A New Mask for a New Normal: Investigating an AR Supported Future under COVID-19
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A New Mask for a New Normal: Investigating an AR Supported Future under COVID-19

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2022

Abstract

Wearing masks and social distancing have become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these are increasingly seen as a source of frustration in face-to-face communications. While efforts have been made to overcome these impediments to communication, they typically focus on recovering lost communication quality. Herein, we envision a future where everyone augments their vision using face masks with Augmented Reality capabilities, such that people can conduct safe and expressive face-to-face communication in public. To speculate on this vision, we developed an AR mask prototype which can overlay dynamic virtual “masks” on other

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Inami ERATO, U-Tokyo Inamilab