Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Apple Patents Holographic TV Screen Technology
From worstpreviews, Apple was just granted a patent for a new type of display screen that produces three dimensional images without the need for glasses. The technology could be used to produce new types of televisions, computer monitors and cinema screens.
The patent claims this technology would also create images that appear to be holographic. It states: "An exceptional aspect of the invention is that it can produce viewing experiences that are virtually indistinguishable from viewing a true hologram."
The system presents images taken from slightly different angles to the right and left eye, creating a stereoscopic image that the brain interprets as three-dimensional. It allows the observer to move around a virtual object and top observe multiple sides from different angles.
Some are claiming that Apple will use the technology for a 3DTV projection system, while others believe it will be used for a new 3D photo or 3D tablet.