July 23, 2017

Spatial digital projection system

Most three-dimensional displays create pseudo-3D images on 2D planes by taking advantage of a perceptual phenomenon called human binocular disparity. However, there are many challenges to this method, including the limitation of the visual field and the lack of any true spatial representation of three-dimensional information.

To overcome these limits, Japanese company Burton has developed a real 3D display composed of bright dots of light that appear in midair. The display device employs a plasma emission process using focused laser light. Precise control over the laser’s spatial targeting enables the projection of a collection of light points, creating three-dimensional images out of dot arrays constructed in the air. In this way, users can perceive 3D imagery in true three-dimensional space.

Contact: Burton Inc., Kawasaki, Japan.

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