3D technology begins to become popular in televisions, notebooks and computers, making our virtual experience and entertainment more and more enjoyable. However, too long exposure to three-dimensional contents can cause a horrible headache.
Researchers at Imec believe that holographic video is the best way to get around this problem. According to the publication of the IEEE Spectrum website, the scientists of this European research institution are working on the development and construction of holographic displays using lasers in “microelectromechanical” systems.
According to Francesco Pessolano, manager of the NVision program, the platforms under study are capable of moving up and down, like small reflective pistons. Each pixel would have attached to itself a mechanism that functions as a spring, which would be responsible for moving that pixel.
In the first stage of development of the technology, the researchers placed a laser on a chip containing an image. The diffracted light on the semiconductor interferes in the reproduction of the image giving it the 3D effect.
From there, scientists try to tweak the image by replacing the pixels across the tiny mobile platforms. Such features are capable of creating mirroring and switching the direction of the projection, which would allow the reproduction of three-dimensional images in motion. Below you can check the interview, provided by Pessolano.