The Smart 3D Glasses Let you Switch Between Two Image Streams on the SAME Cinema Screen
Canadian company Pipedream Interactive have created a pair of 3D glasses, which they say can provide new movie-watching experiences for viewers. The product called Invisivision is a pair of patent-pending eyewear which use specific passive filters to manipulate 3D image streams.
The smart glasses have an additional layer of lenses that are flipped up and down, to isolate multiple image streams being broadcast on a single display. This way viewers will able to experience two different image streams, something that is commonly seen in 3D movies.
In most 3D displays, two identical image streams are projected simultaneously on one screen, but one of those images is positioned slightly offset.
“In 3D entertainment, our brains then combine the two nearly-identical images, and thus depth is created,” the company writes on Kickstarter.
The Invisivision works to isolate one of those image streams using filters. Flipping the filters down, viewers will see the hidden content. And when they move filters back, it restores the original content.
This way an illusion of two completely different scenes is created at a single cinema screen.
The Ontario-based company believes the technology could add more interesting applications to films.
Flipping the additional lenses up and down, viewers could ‘conceal and reveal’ multiple details, such as adding or removing subtitles in different languages. In addition, the Invisivision could let a parent to switch their child between a PG and 18-rated version of a scene, according to the company.
The glasses could also revolutionize the video game world; it could be used to hide different objects in the game, and could also be employed to enhance gameplay, for example by giving the player night-vision.
However, there is a limit to the number of movies that could use Invisivision because the movies would have to be formatted specifically for this innovative technology.
The company is planning to show off a short Invisivision-ready film later this year, that would feature actors JP Manoux and Aaron Ashmore.
Currently, Invisivision is running a Kickstarter campaign to seek funding for their design. The Kickstarter backers of the project will be granted an early access to to the U.S. and Canadian short film premiere.
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