MIT’s Media Lab has proposed a new technique for multiple-perspective and glasses-free 3D technology
Side view of the two LCD panel prototype display
The new glasses-free 3-D video system uses three layered LCD panels to build a composite image that would reach one eye at one viewing angle (Image: Camera Culture group)
The three layered LCD panels display bizarre patterns (top three images) that collectively produce a coherent, high-resolution, multiperspective 3-D image (Image: Camera Culture group)
Though 3D movies have been around for a while, the experience of visiting a cinema to catch the latest blockbuster is dampened by unwieldy glasses and the limitation of only one fixed perspective being offered to all. The illusion of depth is present, but this is far removed from the hologram-like, multiple-perspective experience which would truly wow movie-goers. MIT's Media Lab’s Camera Culture group proposes a new approach to 3D images that promises glasses-free multiple-perspective 3D. Perhaps best of all though, MIT's technique uses inexpensive existing LCD technology, clearing the way for the tech to be implemented into TV's.
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