Holoflex, the First Flexible Holographic Glasses-free 3D Display
The small screen here under is first flexible lightfield-enabled smartphone.
Researchers at the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) have developed the world’s first holographic flexible smartphone. The device, dubbed HoloFlex, is capable of rendering 3D images with motion parallax and stereoscopy to multiple simultaneous users without head tracking or glasses. Ok, it is low-res now with 160x104 pixels, but pixel count is expected to increase dramaticcally in the near future... Video demo here under!
What is Holoflex?
“HoloFlex offers a completely new way of interacting with your smartphone. It allows for glasses-free interactions with 3D video and images in a way that does not encumber the user.” says Dr. Vertegaal. HoloFlex features a 1920x1080 full high-definition Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) touchscreen display.
Images are rendered into 12-pixel wide circular blocks rendering the full view of the 3D object from a particular viewpoint. These pixel blocks project through a 3D printed flexible microlens array consisting of over 16,000 fisheye lenses. The resulting 160 x 104 resolution image allows users to inspect a 3D object from any angle simply by rotating the phone.
For more information visit: http://www.hml.queensu.ca/holoflex