Thursday, January 21, 2010

Apple Develops "Hands-Free" 3D Viewing

Apple has filed a patent for 3D "head tracking" that allows a user to rotate and interact with an image on the screen simply by moving their head or hands. While old school users of 3D technology might be more comfortable with a mouse, this system will give new users more of an immediate orientation in the space while allowing experienced users to be more efficient.

I can see this becoming a technology in the health care field. Especially with the increasing use of 3D technologies. My Gendex CB-500 cone beam unit allows me to see the patient's head in 3D and running the viewing software with my head or hands would be pretty cool.

Here is a link to more info and a video of the technology. Thanks to Medical Software Advice.

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