The application developers with the most innovation are currently all developing for iOS aside from a few of course. So, while I wait for my iPad 2 to come in from Apple since the Blackberry Playbook lacks 3G support without tethering to a Blackberry device and pushed me away from purchasing it, I came across an excellent application that gives you glasses free 3D! Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay from the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble have developed a method to track a users point of view using the iPad 2′s FaceTime camera.
Glasses free 3D technology is definitely not new as you know Nintendo recently released the 3DS which offers glasses free 3D from a single focal point. Although, no special double layered screen is needed for the 3D effect to be possible; Francone and Laurence have made it work from a moving focal point.
“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.”
This technology opens the door for amazing game and app development. It will be interesting to see what the future uses of this technology will bring.
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