New 3D Glasses Offer 6D Perspective
RedOrbit.com reports that 3D technology has come quite a long way since the days of red and blue colored plastic lenses held in paper frames. The 3D seen now in movies and upper-end home theaters, while impressive, falls short when it comes to getting a real time and interactive 3D look at a digital image, program or virtual reality environment. Today, German company SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) has revealed a new set of lenses with 3D eye tracking technology, as well as 6D head tracking technology. These glasses not only track the wearer’s eyes and where they are focused, they can also detect which way the wearer’s head is positioned, allowing manipulation of the image to look as close to real life as possible.
SMI is presenting these new 3D + 6D glasses at this year’s Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (SD&A) trade show, which is going on this week in San Francisco, CA.