New Sony display shows AR objects without glasses

Sony’s new technology, Spatial Reality Display (SR Display), uses eye tracking technology to create realistic 3D objects that do not require a 3D glasses or VR headset to view. This screen would be useful for digital artists to quickly and conveniently preview their work.

Sony has announced the launch of the SR Display, a “spatial reality” display offering “a completely new environment and experience for designers and creators. The display is powered by Eye-Sensing Light Field Display (ELFD) technology, which allows the eye to see digital objects as three-dimensional without glasses or headsets. The price of the device is $5000, reports Engadget.

The company first announced SR Display at CES earlier this year. Externally, it is an LCD screen with a diagonal of 15.6 inches and 4K resolution. The high-speed video sensor tracks the eye movements. Micro-optical lenses applied on top of the LCD screen create a stereoscopic image effect separately for the right and left eye.

SR Display requires connection to a powerful PC with at least an Intel Core i7 CPU and a graphics card as good as the NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super GPU to process complex image rendering algorithms in real time separately for each eye.

You can view the 3D image without glasses and headsets from a distance of 30 – 75 cm, placing the screen at the recommended angle and only one user at a time. The novelty can be useful for remote demonstration of 3D models and scenes.