People who hate wearing 3-D glasses may like a new approach from a company called pCubee. A handheld cube-shaped device uses small LCD panels on all sides to create the illusion of playing with 3-D objects within a virtual cube, such as tiny cows or a pinball-style game, Technabob reports. You know you always wanted to toss tiny cows around inside a cube.
The idea draws on a 3-D display approach known as fishtank virtual reality, where a real-time physics simulation engine coupled with the user's head perspective creates the constant sense of interacting with a 3-D world contained inside the device.
Users wear a pair of headphones that tracks their head movement, and can hold pCubee in one hand as they do more fine-tuned control with a regular computer mouse held in the other. A stylus also allows users to poke or prod objects bouncing around inside pCubee.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia envision their viewing tank as having a future in games, storytelling, and education, as well as in viewing 3-D maps of the human heart or architectural mockups.
It would be really nice if they could tie the impact points of objects "within" the pCubee to vibrations akin to that of a cell phone.
I want one!
Sounds pretty intresting and useful depending on the price... I wonder if the recently announced 3DS will use some sort of similar feature since they are also aiming for a non glass alternative to 3D!
ok i want one the size of my room and how muc would it cost to have were as i cam have HD of a real room and beable to pick up with a bearhand and to move anything and were i want..your getting close to the halideck of the enterprize of next-gen you are real close ..i love it sorry for the spelling but that was the best thing yet and dont forget to make people for it to to talk to and talk back to..this is super great!!!!!!!!!!!!!...love it to the max