i3D App Uses Head Tracking to Create Glasses Free 3D

i3D App Uses Head Tracking to Create Glasses Free 3D

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i3D is a new app available on the App Store that uses head tracking to create a glasses-free 3D display on the iPad.

i3D is an overview of Head-Coupled Perspective (HCP) on iOS devices. HCP uses the front camera of the device to track the face of the user in real time. This information tells the app how the user is looking at the display. The app updates the perspective of the 3D scene accordingly, giving the user the illusion that he looks at a small window.

i3D contains several 3D scenes that you can observe with HCP. It only relies on face tracking. It does not use the accelerometers or the gyroscopes.

The face tracking system does not detect and track the face in every lighting condition. Read the instructions in the app to get a good tracking.

Head-Coupled Perspective does not create a stereoscopic display! It provides a kind of monocular 3D display: the same picture is seen by both eyes. In the future, it might be combined with a stereoscopic display for a better 3D effect.

i3D has been developed by Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay at the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI) Research Group of the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG), University Joseph Fourier (UJF).

You can download i3D from the App Store for free.

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i3D App Uses Head Tracking to Create Glasses Free 3D

i3D App Uses Head Tracking to Create Glasses Free 3D

Fadi - May 23, 2011 at 7:21pm
I think that should be iPad 2, not just an iPad as iPad does not have a camera :(
Fadi - May 23, 2011 at 7:26pm
Oh yes, and it is available for the iphone 4 :) Love it, works good...
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