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Front Facing Camera Used To Bring Glasses-Free 3D Experience To iPhone 4 & iPad 2

April 11th, 2011 04:24 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay who work in the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI) research group of Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble have figured out a way to use iPad 2’s and iPhone 4’s front facing camera for glasses-free 3D experience.

They’ve used the front facing camera to track the exact location of the user’s head and render view dependent images on the screen to create a realistic illusion of depth and space.

They have provided the following details on how their system works:

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.

You can checkout the impressive demo videos below:

It needs to be seen if Apple will bring 3D tech to next generation iOS devices.

[via MacStories]

Source: Front Facing Camera Used To Bring Glasses-Free 3D Experience To iPhone 4 & iPad 2

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