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One of the fundamental barriers to mass adoption of stereoscopic displays has traditionally been the need for viewers to wear glasses to view the image in 3D. With the development of autostereoscopic displays, that barrier has now been removed.

A number of manufactures have developed, or are currently developing, autostereoscopic displays for the consumer market, including familiar names such as Sharp and Phillips. This section of the site will provide and overview of the different technologies that are used to produce the illusion of three-dimensions, and the products that are commercially available today.

Sharp (switchable 2D/3D modes)

A number of manufacturers now offer autostereoscopic displays, with many using widely varying technologies to create the illusion of three dimensions. However there is one particular manufacturer, Sharp, that have brought to market the most affordable range of autostereoscopic displays which, crucially, can be switched between 2D and 3D modes at the touch of a button. The ability to switch between 2D and 3D modes is important in this context, as dedicated autostereoscopic displays are naturally rendered useless when viewing 2D content. The ability to easily switch between the two modes would therefore enable such hardware to become a users primary computer display.


Seereal (eye tracking)

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Philips 3DWow (multi-view lenticular display)

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