Research at FXPAL
FXPAL does research in new technologies and systems for document services and communication. Our focus is on developing technologies that bridge the gap between electronic and paper documents, and systems that combine real and virtual worlds to support communication and collaboration. There are four primary research areas at FXPAL:
Video and images are used increasing for communication in the enterprise, in education, and at home. Our research covers video search, photo management tools, and technology to support video capture.
Documents can either be paper or electronic, and each form has its own advantages. Our research aims to combine the best features of each by creating electronic documents with paper-like properties and creatinglinks to electronic media in paper documents.
Mixed Reality Spaces
Interacting with people and objects can now be done in either virtual or real worlds. Our research combines the two by displaying real world information in a virtual, or mirror world, and by displaying virtual informationin the real world using augmented reality.
Although Web search is highly effective for finding people, places, and products, finding information within the enterprise is more difficult. Our research focuses on making enterprise knowledge contained in documents, images, whiteboards, and meetings searchable.
FXPAL's Director of Research is Lynn Wilcox.