Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay just published their work for the iPad and iPhone that uses head tracking to figure out where you are, and then adjust the on-screen image to give a 3D feeling to the display. And it looks really cool — 3D without the special glasses. The demos are part of their research at LIG on “Head-Coupled Perspective on Mobile Devices.”
We’ve seen this technique in games like Nintendo’s Magic Window. And in 2009 Apple filed patent applications on using a similar technique as part of a user interface. So it’s great to see this work begin to move towards devices that are in common use.
(Link via MacRumors.)