When on a meeting with video chat, people generally like to look at least vaguely professional / presentable, even if they just rolled out of bed 5 minutes before the meeting.
There are two main problems in video chat for people who want to project a corporate-approved professional image:
- The background should look non-disastrous.
- The person taking the call should not look like they have been living in a cave for weeks (Figure 1).
Several videoconferencing applications have solved problem #1 by adding a “virtual green screen” feature, which can automatically transform the user’s messy room into an expensive-looking modern mansion interior (e.g. the house from the movie Parasite).
Fortunately, we can use the exact same green screen technology to allow the user to fix up their hair situation.
The implementation is simple: the user wears a cut-out green screen “hat” (Figure 2) that allows the computer to superimpose a flowing mane of magnificent hair behind them. Hair problem: solved!
Fig. 2: The head-attached green screen could be secured in place by a hairband, or it could be glued to the front of a pair of headphones.
PROS: Should save millions of hours per year in hair maintenance for videoconferencers.
CONS: May promote a new standard of unrealistically majestic hair.