Researchers Show off Prototype 3D Displays Without Need of 3D Glasses
It’s about time we ditched those ridiculous looking 3D glasses and simply had 3D displays without needing to put on one of those and feel like a stooge.
TriLite Technologies and TU Wien know what I’m talking about, which is why they’ve come up with a technology that may get rid of the need to use 3D glasses altogether. This technology also allows for the use of huge 3D displays on billboards for advertising, much like the shark one seen in the 1989 film Back to the Future.
The two firms jointly presented a display element special micro optics and moving micro mirrors to project different pictures into different directions, resulting in a glasses-less 3D display.
The first prototype of this impressive technology was developed a few months ago. The pixel unit in this display technology – patented as TrixelTM – consists of a laser and moveable mirror. The mirror directs the laser across the field of vision, from left to right.
During that movement the image information is changed. This allows the display to send different pictures to the viewer’s left and right eye, resulting in a 3D effect without 3D glasses. Sadly, this was only limited to monochromatic colors.
That was only the first prototype though. Now, a much more advanced prototype has come forward from the same firms – a modern reiteration with a full color display.
Each TrixelTM in this prototype is equipped with three lasers instead of one (red, blue, and green), allowing for fully colored 3D displays.
The firms’ representatives have also confirmed that the software for controlling and modules and displaying movies has already been developed.
“The basic technology was invented by TriLite Technologies in 2011. At TU Wien, three research institutes worked on different tasks such as steering the Trixels and optimizing the connection between them. The technology is now ready for the market, and we are looking for partners for mass production all over the world.”
The above quote comes from CTO of TriLite Technologies, Franz Fidler. It won’t be a surprise if many of the top electronic brands of the modern world quickly take hold of this impressive piece of technology.