Apple Patents 3D Projection Method That Is Without The Need For Those Pesky Glasses

Posted Dec 2, 2010

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been awarded a patent for a method where a 3D image can be projected on a screen without the need for those pesky glasses. Each pixel would be projected onto a reflective surface which is bounced to the viewer’s left and right eyes separately. This produces a 3D (stereoscopic) effect. The location of the eyes of each viewed would be sensed and would allow them to watch at different angles. The goal is to create “inexpensive auto-stereoscopic 3D displays that allow the observer complete and unencumbered freedom of movement.” In the patent Apple pointed out that the current offerings of 3D projections are not good enough because of parallax barrier, volumetric, and hologram. [CNET]