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Pietro Lungaro

Pietro Lungaro, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests focus on exploiting user and service context information to optimize the provision of future media in mobile networks. He is the author of several journal and conference papers in the areas of Quality of Experience (QoE), user-centric solutions and algorithms for enabling the provision of VR/MR/AR services in future 5G networks and novel interfaces between humans and AI-controlled machines.

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5G and eye-tracking enabling mobile VR

How do we cope with the anticipated huge demands on bandwidth and device computational power coming from high-quality virtual reality as video resolutions grow higher and higher? Researchers from Ericsson Research, the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, and Tobii have demonstrated how bandwidth and device computational requirements can be dramatically reduced by using smart eye-tracking combined with low-latency 5G networks and distributed cloud. This allows network service providers to provide excellent experiences at a fraction of the network burden.

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