South Korea Develops App To Immortalise Loved Ones
The bizarre app brings the dead ‘back to life’
Its creators hope the unusual technology will help those grieving to cope better.
Once complete, a reshaping and auto-rigging technical process begins for the avatar to ‘come to life’ using animation.
The app will hopefully help mourners overcome a ‘wounded heart’
This would allow the avatar to interact with the user in a lifelike manner and respond to changes in their appearance or mannerism.
The spokesperson added: “People do everything to remember some precious person to them, or will do anything to move on.
“3D photo-realistic avatar is based on the actual person and it has some interaction with the users, so we think the avatars can be the new way to overcome their wounded-heart with a good function of new technology.”
“Now it is still in the process and we have to contact with celebrities’ agent sooner to get their avatars.”
The VAW (Avatar Cloud Service) service is expected to launch at the end of this year.
Culled from :www.express.co.uk