The new iPad 2 has a front facing camera. ‘Big wowee’, I hear you groan. Well, what if said front facing camera to create a fully interactive, glasses-free monocular 3D display? Would that get you excited? What if the monocular 3D effect was integrated into games?
Still not convinced? You probably need to watch this incredible video.
Amazingly, this effect is not created using the iPad’s accelerometers, it actually works via a form of head tracking – similar to the famous Wii hack shown a couple of years back.
We track the head of the user with the front facing camera in order to create a glasses-free monocular 3D display. Such spatially-aware mobile display enables to improve the possibilities of interaction. It does not use the accelerometers and relies only on the front camera.
The possibilities for this technology seem endless. This app is not available for download, it’s simply a concept for now, but we’d love to see this integrated into some form of interactive gaming experience.