Innovation Watch: Webcam

Panacass II Webcam

Panacast 2 Webcam

Altia Systems developed the Panacast 2 web camera with the hope of bringing “the natural human perspective to video conferencing”. This concept is attempted  by using more of the human eye’s natural field of view. For example, a human has about 150° of horizontal vision directly ahead, with a little over 2/3rd of their vision having depth perception, and the remaining peripheral. Most desktop webcams have a horizontal range of between 60-90°.