Will Nanofabrication Recall 3D TV Without Glasses?

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Jayan Thomas, an assistant professor at UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center is at the verge of showing a red flag to the conventional 3D television, where one needs to wear the glasses to have a feel of 3D effect.

The researcher has already received a grant of US $400 000 to work towards fabricating the materials that would be able to create a 3D image. As per him, he wants to create a TV, which would be something like table, and the images will resonate on top of it and people will sit around the table, I mean the TV to view the images at 360 degrees. Yes, quite similar to that of Star Wars flick.

Conjuring images of the holograms in the actual world is not an easy task. However, Thomas is looking forward to develop a new plastic material with the help of nanotechnology. He and his team envision of eliminating the need for glasses for 3D effect altogether.

Nanomanufacturing Technique

The researchers plan to involve printing polymer nanostructures, the spin-on nanoprinting (SNAP) technique that he developed last August (2013).  A substance, which is made up of printing polymers of nanostructures is placed as a framework on which electrode material fabricated from manganese dioxide is sprinkled.

Polymer composition by nanofabrication will enhance the mechanism of developing 3D images. The 3D effect that we see with the glasses is actually two perspectives of single image, which is far from the real world object. So in order to create proximity with the real world, the researchers plan to use multiple cameras positioning around for capturing various perspectives. Simultaneously, they would be quickening the recording process so that they can keep up with synchronization between the images and human eye. And for that they require the new plastic display onto which they would be going to play the holographic images.

Researchers at MIT too are working aiming to remove the glasses while watching the 3D television but their concept is based on two layered LCD screens. So it’s too early to predict which one will result better but whatever the case maybe both sound pretty interesting, neat and of course futuretech.

Image: IEEE Spectrum

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