Get Glass Free 3D Display on iPad 2 with Head Tracking!
Wow! It is so nice to hear (and watch in the video here) that now we can get glass free 3D effect on our iPad 2 with the blessings of iPad 2’s front facing camera through head tracking. Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay at Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble are the pioneers of this head tracking technology to create a glass free 3D monocular display on Apple’s new tablet-iPad 2.
In-fact, both Francone and Nigay have done this splendid job on the bases of tracking the head of the iPad 2’s user with the help of front facing camera to exhibit the magical glass free 3D effect on the wider screen of iPad 2.This specially created mobile display enhances the interaction prospects. Interestingly, all work is done only by the front facing camera without using any accelerometer.
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.
The user could then move their head left and right to look around a 3D object as shown in the example image above. Apple also suggests that it could also be applied to 2D objects like windows to provide some added depth to traditionally flat objects.
If you remember guys we have earlier published couple of posts here on the arrival of 3D glass free display on LG Optimus and about 3DeeCentral, an app that has already been presented at App Store by Spatial View to watch 3D movies on iPhone, iPad ,iPod touch and Android powered devices. We have also covered the news about an Apple’s patent to introduce hybrid E-Paper (E-Ink)/Video iOS displays for iPhone.
You can watch 3D glass free display on Apple’s iPad 2 in action in the video embedded below; with head tracking through front facing camera.
We are not sure whether Apple would convert its patents into real technologies in its products-iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or not, yet the use of glass free 3D displays for mobile devices seems to be a worthy innovation for future gadgets.
via: macstoriesApple, iPad