According to Sony’s latest Spatial Reality Display “all you need is your eyes”
When creating virtual reality simulations, Sony has created a new product for designers to conceptualize their designs without the use of VR glasses or headsets. Is this the holographic breakthrough we’ve been waiting for?
Movies like Minority Report, Star Wars, and Blade Runner have presented the general public with dreams of what the future holds for holographic technology. While the designs and products that have emerged in 2020 have pushed the boundaries of science fiction’s “media expectations”, tech companies continue to push possibilities. Earlier this month, Sony announced its latest 3D display. Using their Eye-Sensing Light Field Display (ELFD) technology, Sony’s Spatial Reality Display (SR Display) is its newest iteration. According to their site, “our unique eye-sensing technology constantly senses the position of your eyes and delivers a bright, clear 3D image to each one.”
The 15.6-inches (diag.) LCD display comes equipped with a micro-optical lens, a high-speed vision sensor, and a “real-time rendering algorithm” that delivers a one of a kind viewing experience. These three components provide a new way for industries to bring their ideas to life thanks to a 3D optical experience that responds to the human eye using spatial reality. Mike Fasulo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sony Electronics North America, shares in a statement with Auganix, “We’re excited to bring the world’s best technology to bear, moving the design and creation industry forward, particularly as the shift to digital has become so pronounced. This technology drives new versatility, allowing us to advance an entirely new medium and experience for designers and creators everywhere.”
Products like this can be found in visual effects offices and design studios around the world. However, imagine using the SR Display while designing new cities, planning urban landscapes, and creating new buildings. Design specialties like architectural visualization have become increasingly popular over the years. With products and platforms that help bring designs to life, there’s no telling how spatial reality displays like this will continue to improve and impact the industry.