The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has figured a way of viewing 3D movies in theaters without using glasses. The team of developers is still working on the probe to see if this could work for commercial use.
Three-dimensional technology has been around for a couple of years and thanks to science, it continues to evolve. There are currently many devices on the market that allow users to experience 3D technology without using glasses. However, they have been all designed for a one-user experience only, located in a particular position. For years, scientists have wanted to eliminate the usage of 3D glasses and develop a technology that wouldn’t require the user wearing something. MIT has recently solved that issue.
The Computers Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) from MIT, managed to create a screen that displays 3D technology to every user in the room, without using glasses or any object.
The developers team, along with the Weizmann Institute of Science, developed “Cinema 3D” a new screen technology designed with layers of mirrors and lenses that allow users to see three-dimensional tech.
The technology works thanks to the mirrors and lenses in the display that manage to create a parallax barrier. In this way, every viewer in the room can receive a view that recreates depth and simulates 3D.
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This technology works perfectly for movie theaters, rather than using it for home TV’s since in a movie theater the seats work by location, which means developers can know where a user will be and where will its view be located.
The project remains in a prototype form, being the size of a regular tablet and uses a lot of mirrors. Researchers are developing a more commercial outcome for the screen display.
“It remains to be seen whether the approach is financially feasible enough to scale up to a full-blown theater,” said the co-author of the study Wojciech Matusik to Popular Science.
Creating this type of technology for home TV’s has been impossible since researchers and developers don’t know where the user will be locating its tv and from which angle he would see the screen.
The technology developed by MIT and the Weizmann Institute is also rich in quality since it provides the sure with high-quality resolution. Hopefully, in a short period moviegoers will enjoy this newly developed technology.
The results of the project will be presented at this year’s’ SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference, recreating a 3D cinema movie without the glasses.
Source: Tech Crunch