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[iL/NYT] Researchers use iPad 2 camera to create glasses-free 3D effect

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A group of French researchers has created a proof-of-concept app and video that demonstrates the iPad 2’s ability to create glasses-free 3D effects. Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay of the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble, EHCI Research Group discovered that by using the device’s front-facing camera to track the head of the user—and therefore determine the angle from which the user is looking at the device—they could create a spatially-aware display. Notably, the effect does not use the device’s accelerometer, and instead relies solely on the front camera.
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/new...free-3d-effect

Similar article at NYTimes. Generally, I don't post their links any more as they have become subscription based w/only a few articles a month able to be read before having to pay, but interesting for gamers was this:

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The technique could be applied to a new type of interactive game, like a first-person shooter where bullets fly in the direction of the player.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/0...ref=technology

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post #2 of 22
the ball and maze game on my android has this
post #3 of 22
thats pretty epic. But how would it be used?
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post #4 of 22
this is epic

but sadly..

researchers come up with awesome things then companies grab those ideas, make them worse, and sell them for millions
post #5 of 22
Yes! I knew the 3ds was a waste of money!
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post #6 of 22
Wow...
Now that's how you do glasses free 3D..

Nintendo please take notes.
post #7 of 22
This is not that epic.... it's not real 3d at all, it's simply implementing perspective. In other words, it's only 3d in the way that a videogame is 3d... it's not "stereoscopic"; there is nothing amazing about the fact that it is glasses free anymore than portal is amazing because it's in "3d" without glasses.
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Reminds me of the Wii headtracking from so long ago.
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post #9 of 22
This works great for looking up skirts in silly JDM games. These french dudes are a bit behind the curve no?
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Reminds me of the Wii headtracking from so long ago.
That's the first thing I thought of, too. It seems to be the same demo.
    
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