iPad 2 displays 3D – Glasses Free!

iPad 2 displays 3D – Glasses Free!

Get ready for glasses free 3D applications on the iPad 2! Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay from the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble have developed a method to track a users point of view using the iPad 2′s FaceTime camera.

Glasses free 3D technology is not new. Nintendo recently deployed the popular 3DS which offers glasses free 3D technology from a single focal point. Francone and Laurence’s technology is significant because a 3D effect is possible from a moving focal point.

We track the head of the user with the front facing camera in order to create a glasses-free monocular 3D display. Such spatially-aware mobile display enables to improve the possibilities of interaction. It does not use the accelerometers and relies only on the front camera.

This technology opens the door for amazing game and app development. I hope Apple integrates it into iOS very soon!

Check out this video, it will blow you away!

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3 Responses to iPad 2 displays 3D – Glasses Free!

  1. Cgmike says:

    This is NOT the same 3D as the 3DS! This is ‘monocular’ 3D that allows for 3D “perspective”. Still a 2D display. The DSi has already done this (Looksley’s Line-Up).

    To do what the 3DS is doing would require HARDWARE changes. iPad 3 at the earliest.

    That said, this IS still cool. Just not ‘Nintendo crushing’ in any way.

  2. Joe says:

    ^ Well said.

  3. charlie says:

    ^^just what I was going to say XD

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