In yesteryear, we’d be playing Rad Racer with those chunky black glasses with the blue and red lenses thinking all along, “Wow this is real 3-D! The cars just jump out at me, man!” However, this is not the case. The company Holografika has created “HoloVizio” technology which provides multiple viewers with a three-dimensional display that changes as people shift their perspective of the screen.
Holografika claims that most of the three-dimensional gizmos on the market are not true 3-D as they do not meet the following criteria:
- No glasses needed, the 3D image can be seen with unassisted naked eye
- Viewers can walk around the screen in a wide field of view seeing the objects and shadows moving continuously as in the normal perspective. It is even possible to look behind the objects, hidden details appear, while others disappear (motion parallax)
- Unlimited number of viewers can see simultaneously the same 3D scene on the screen, with the possibility of seeing different details
- Objects appear behind or even in front of the screen like on holograms
- No positioning or head tracking applied
- Spatial points are addressed individually
The HoloVizio does not try to fool the brain into thinking it’s seeing a three-dimensional image, but rather attempts to recreate the properties of a window, a two-dimensional surface that displays shifts in perspective and changes in light pattern. With this technology in your household, watching “Brazil” just got a heck of a lot more interesting.