Sony launches 3D display with eye-sensing

October 20, 2020 // By Rich Pell
Sony debuts eye-sensing 3D display
Sony Electronics has announced what is says is a "groundbreaking" new 3D display made with its Eye-Sensing Light Field Display (ELFD) technology.

Using spatial reality to combine the virtual and physical world, the Spatial Reality Display (SR Display) does not require virtual reality glasses or a headset and creates a 3D optical experience that is viewable to the naked eye. The display, says the company, enables creators across a variety of industries - from automotive and industrial design, to computer graphics (CG) and visual effects (VFX) designers and creators in film - to bring ideas to life in stunning 3D displays.

"We're excited to bring the world's best technology to bear, moving the design and creation industry forward, particularly as the shift to digital has become so pronounced," says Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics North America. "This technology drives new versatility, allowing us to advance an entirely new medium and experience for designers and creators everywhere."

The Spatial Reality Display is made possible by several technologies:

  • High-speed Vision Sensor - The SR Display is based an innovative high-speed vision sensor that follows exact eye position in space, on vertical, horizontal and depth axes simultaneously. The display monitors eye movement down to the millisecond, while rendering the image instantaneously, based on the location and position of the viewer's eyes. This allows creators to interact with their designs in a highly-realistic virtual, 3D environment, from any angle without glasses.
  • Real-time Rendering Algorithm - Additionally, the SR Display leverages an original processing algorithm to display content in real-time. This allows the stereoscopic image to appear as smooth as real life, even if the viewer moves around.
  • Micro Optical Lens - The micro optical lens is positioned precisely over the stunning 15.6 inches (dia) LCD display. This lens divides the image into the left and right eyes allowing for stereoscopic viewing with just the naked eye.

A dedicated SR Display SDK is available designed to make it easy for designers to create content for the SR Display. The SDK is compatible

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