Telepresence: Environment to Environment Communication
Environment-to-Environment (E2E) connection is a new paradigm for communication which allows natural interactions among users. Each Environment is instrumented using as many different types of sensors as may be required to detect presence and activity of objects and to determine the situation of an environment. This object position and situation information is used by a scalable event-based multimodal information system called EventServer to share the appropriate experiential information with other environments as well as to present or render incoming multimedia information on right devices to make interactions effortless.
You can see the demos for interaction between doctor's office and a remote health center over here. Notice the automatic switching between cameras, presentation devices, and the data being presented based on the situation.