Sony Sells a new 3D Head Mounted Display to Japanese Surgeons
Sony Corporation( Japan) today announced the launch of a head-mount image processing unit capable of receiving and outputting endoscope image signals, or controlling video images, which can then be displayed in stereoscopic 3D or 2D on an accompanying head-mounted monitor. The head-mounted monitor can also be purchased separately as an optional extra.
The dual-OLED display is compatible with a wide range of input-output signals in 2D (720p at 50 or 60Hz, 1080i at 50 or 60Hz, and even 1080p at 50 or 60Hz) and in stereoscopic 3D (Side-by-side or dual stream formats).
At the bottom of the diplay unit, a gap has been created to enable the wearer to view both the images inside the head-mounted monitor, and the area immediately below them (so he will not remove the wrong organ by mistake).
As for now, the unit is only available in Japan for a 1.5 MYens (around 15,000$).