I’ve been hearing a lot about incredible technology advancements recently. From visors and contact lenses that can be connected to the Internet as displays, nano particles that attack cancer cells and more. Now, 3D and augmented reality has taken a gigantic leap forward with head-tracking technology.
The French Grenoble Informatics Laboratory just uploaded a preview video demonstration of their new iPad and iPhone app that uses the front camera to track your head position. Based on the calculations taken by the camera the images on the display can change creating what they call “a glasses-free monocular 3-D display.”
It works on principles similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect, but instead of tracking your entire body the camera senses your head’s movement on a more finite scale. Nintendo is working on a similar feature, though this development is certainly going to steal their thunder. The HoloToy app also produces similar effects, though it uses the accelerometer and not the camera.