Japan Display Exhibits Head-tracking Naked-eye 3D Display

Oct 24, 2013
Ikutaro Kojima, Tech-On!
The booth of Japan Display (source: Tech-On!)
The booth of Japan Display (source: Tech-On!)
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The naked-eye 3D display that tracks the movement of the head (left) and the curved display using an in-cell touch panel (right) (source: Tech-On!)
The naked-eye 3D display that tracks the movement of the head (left) and the curved display using an in-cell touch panel (right) (source: Tech-On!)
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The LCD display with holes. The red meter needles are not images shown on the screen. (source: Tech-On!)
The LCD display with holes. The red meter needles are not images shown on the screen. (source: Tech-On!)
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The booth of Japan Display Inc, especially an exhibit of automotive displays, was attracting many people at FPD International 2013, which is taking place from Oct 23 to 25, 2013, in Yokohama, Japan.

There was a long line in front of a naked-eye 3D display that tracks a human head probably because visitors could actually use it. The display tracks the movement of the head with a compact camera mounted on the top of it and adjusts a 3D image based on the movement data. The display realizes 3D images free from pseudo-stereoscopic effect, Japan Display said.

On the right of the 3D display, products to be installed near the driver's seat of a vehicle were exhibited such as a curved display with an in-cell touch panel (screen size: 12 inches, pixel count 2,560 x 1,440). It was possible to touch the curved display and scroll its screen.

Furthermore, on the right of the curved display, there was a high-brightness, high-color rendering index automotive display. In the high-brightness mode, it has a brightness of 1,400cd/m2 and a 102% color gamut on NTSC standards.

The three exhibits were located on the passage side of the booth. But there were several automotive displays in the booth. One of them is an LCD display with holes. It can be used for making, for example, a "hybrid meter" by combining (mechanical) meter needles and (virtual) meters shown on the display. If a camera is embedded in one of the holes, the display can possibly be applied to the above-mentioned naked-eye 3D display.