Pioneer Introduces 3D floating Vision at Embedded Systems Expo
27 May 2011
Akihabaranews: Pioneer conducted a demonstration using it’s floating image display technology for embedded systems at the Embedded Systems Expo.Floating Vision is Pioneer’s own display technology that displays images as if a diorama sized world were before a viewer’s eyes in miniature realism. By combining Floating Vision with infrared sensors, it is possible to achieve an effect as if one had touched the floating image, and they demonstrated embedding this technology for use in a car navigation system as well as in a customer service role.
“The 3D module has a LCD module on the back, and we bring our special 3D lens in front of that so that image formation is at the place where it appears to be floating in space. It looks as if you are looking at the real thing, so it can be seen clearly and sharply, unlike the typical system using the right and left eye perspectives.”
In this demonstration of a hypothetical car navigation system, the Floating Vision display is used in conjunction with multiple touch panel displays. When you select an object on the touch panel and then swipe your hand over it on the Floating Vision display, it is pushed onto the map, so objects such as parking or restaurant icons are displayed across the map.
“Many people are surprised because the image appears to float before their own eyes so clearly and sharply. The feeling of operating that image is really interesting, and we think that it will be embedded for use in a lot of different types of equipment.”
In addition to developing this module, Pioneer is already selling the FV-01, which can be connected to a PC via USB. In the future Pioneer will offer the integrated module to companies that have ideas which make use of new types of user interfaces, and the company intends to spread the use of Floating Vision.