External self-image is often used as an effective tool to enhance dancing technique, choreography, creativity, and expression. The traditional tools of presenting external image, such as mirrors or videos, are limited in their mobility, perspective, and immediacy.
OutsideMe, a vision-sync mixed reality system that enables dancers see their body movements as external observers through a head-mounted display (HMD) device. This system captures dancer’s posture and blends it into scenes from the dancer‘s original field of view in an interactive frame rate. The dancers can observe themselves without distracting their presence identities. In this research, we develop different work modes for supporting dancer’s training, and carry out a feasibility study and a user study. The feedbacks from the participants performing various dancing styles have been analyzed and discussed. The preliminary experimental results support our design.