Apple to Patent 3D Technology

| December 27, 2010 | Reply

Apple is looking to add another dimension to their already diverse play in the technology market. Microsoft seems to have fallen off and Apple has stepped up their game in an urge to take over the computer world.   Since then Apple has transcended the mobile market of smartphones,  music at your finger tips and portable tablets.   There  has been talk that within the next 8-10 years there will be glasses free 3D T.V.’s, computers and movies out on the market.   Apple refers to this as a “pseudo-holographic” imaging. 3D is the wave of the future and does not seem to be slowing down. “Help me Obi Won Kenobi, You’re My Only Hope”. It was not long ago this idea was in a far distant land. Now it is a reality for us within the next decade.

A recently granted patent reveals that Apple, the company behind the iPod and iPhone, has been working on a new type of display screen that produces three-dimensional and even holographic images without the need for glasses.

Apple also proposes using 3D imaging technology to track the movements of multiple viewers and the positions of their eyes so that the direction the image is deflected by the screen can be subtly adjusted to ensure the picture remains sharp and in 3D.

By presenting images taken from slightly different angles to the right and left eye, this creates a stereoscopic image that the brain interprets as three-dimensional.

The system relies upon a special screen that is dotted with tiny pixel-sized domes that deflect images taken from slightly different angles into the right and left eye of the viewer.

The technology could be used to produce a new generation of televisions, computer monitors and cinema screens that would provide viewers with a more realistic experience.

How does it work?

The images will be displayed through a screen that consists of many tiny little plastic domes. As anyone who has played with glass bowls or prisms knows, when light hits the edge of a surface, it is deflected a little from its course. The screen underneath the domes will send out certain images. If they hit one section of the domes, they’ll be deflected one way. If they another section, they’ll be deflected another way. The technology would work by using the domes to deflect one image to your left eye, and a slightly different one to your right eye. Your brain will then integrate those two different views to form a 3D image.

Source: Telegraph UK

Source:  io9

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Born In Colorado a former Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for baseball,  Sean has always been drawn towards technology.   This hobby lead Sean to become a Site Advisor for where he helped develop a dedicated team of moderators and help support staff.  With his knowledge he Co-Created where he too started to build hybrids by manipulating .cod files through java.  Looking to change careers Sean is studying to become Cisco Certified (CCNA) and work his way into the world’s growing network.