H-P develops glasses-free 3-D for mobile devices

H-P develops glasses-free 3-D for mobile devices

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. say they've developed a way to put glasses-free 3-D video on mobile devices with a wide enough viewing angle to allow viewers to see objects more fully just by tilting the screen.

Glasses-free 3-D in itself is not unique — companies like MasterImage 3D and Stream TV have demonstrated the technology on tablets and flat-screen TVs at consumer electronics shows.

But H-P's researchers have found a way to make images viewable from angles up to 45 degrees from center in any direction, up, down, side-to-side or diagonally. That means, for instance, that viewers can see a person's face with one ear blocked from view, but reveal it by swiveling the screen.

Their findings will be published in the scientific journal, Nature, on Thursday.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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