Holography artists master 3D-display technology

Tim Byars (tbyars@earthlink.net)
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 10:24:45 -0800


By Peter Clarke EE Times (02/19/99, 10:56 a.m. EDT)

LONDON - Two artists working in a converted church in London's East
End have become the unlikely inventors of a holographic 3-D display
that produces stunning images for a cost of little more than $5 over a
conventional LCD. The design has already piqued the interest of
companies such as Silicon Graphics Inc.

Working on less than a shoestring budget, Edwina Orr and David Trayner
have patented what is arguably the world's best auto-stereoscopic
three-dimensional display technology-one that doesn't require the
viewer to wear special glasses.

RealityVision Ltd., the company the couple formed to exploit the
technology, is preparing to go into limited volume manufacturing later
this year. Under a development contract, RealityVision will scale the
technology from its current 800 x 600-pixel resolution, achieved with a
standard Toshiba color-LCD module, to 1,280 x 1,024 pixels using an LCD
module from IBM Corp.


Bring it on...