The team over at MIT Media Lab have just unveiled a new HR3D (High-Rank 3D) they have developed that may in the future provide us with more accurate 3D displays that do not require us to wear viewing goggles.
The new HR3D screen is still currently only in the prototype stage be is already capable of creating glasses-free 3D imagery up to 3 times brighter than conventional glasses-free 3D displays. A great new feature as you can’t simply increase the brightness of LCD backlights, otherwise battery life and power efficiency will be severely reduced. Watch a brief video of the new HR3D display in action after the jump rotating an image.
The HR3D system uses two layers of liquid-crystal displays, but rather than displaying vertical bands, as the 3DS does, or pinholes, similar to a multiperspective parallax-barrier system, the top LCD displays a pattern customised to the image being displayed beneath it.
For more information on the new process visit the MIT Media Lab website.