By Leia Inc.
Leia Inc., unveiled its next generation of 3D Lightfield displays, which offer a “window like” view into the Metaverse and will connect more people, faster. They made various reference designs for PC and automotive solutions. This means they are not releasing the devices, but they will license the technology to other brands interested to incorporate it into their products.
Showcased in a 15.6″ monitor at the Display Week Conference in San Jose, all Leia devices share the ability to switch between full-resolution 2D and 3D Lightfield. The 15.6″ operates in 2D at 120Hz in 4K, which supports traditional 2D uses like gaming, and switches to a 12-view Lightfield display when prompted by the app. The 3D parameters of the display respond to head-tracking, with a high refresh rate, and a rapid camera that works seamlessly with the SDK to update individual pixels on and with the monitor; the result is a deep sense of immersion and clarity — similar to how humans see things in the real world — while remaining comfortable for the naked eye. There’s also planned a 27″ monitor. Both will support the excellent 2d to 3D conversion featured on the Lume Pad, for everything (they say even chat windows can float on a 3D space). They also say that the monitor will not limit the view to one person, the 12-view display will still offer other angles without using the eye-tracking camera Let’s hope brands will be interested enough to incorporate the technology.
The power and potential of the Metaverse can only be unlocked when everyone can access it.
The Continental Automotives Infotainment/Cluster system is also being shown, featuring a passive 8view Lightfield display driven by the Qualcomm SnapDragon 8155 chipset. The three-dimensional navigation solution for vehicle cockpits brings more intuitive interactions between driver and vehicle, thus enhancing driver safety. Leia’s 12.3″ switchable 3D Lightfield display developed with Continental is the first product ready for mass production. It comes in a flat or curved form factor to enable both traditional and modern cockpit designs.
“The beauty of 3D Lightfield is it enables a naturally immersive viewing experience on any display-based product from mobile phones to vehicle cockpits,” said David Fattal, CEO of Leia Inc. “Leia’s production facility is now fully certified automotive grade, and we’re working with leading companies across several industries to integrate 3D Lightfield displays into existing product lines. The power and potential of the Metaverse can only be unlocked when everyone can access it. Making this accessible to consumers everywhere is why Leia exists.”
“At Continental we’re always looking for ways to enhance driver and passenger safety and comfort – and 3D navigation shown on the automotive Lightfield display creates both an intuitive user experience and can contribute to driving safety,” said Jan Hermes, Senior Expert Advanced Graphics.
Leia is the first company whose software and nanotechnology screen underlay makes the Metaverse and 3D experiences instantly accessible to anyone on any device at scale — quickly and cost effectively, without any changes to other existing technologies, engineering or programming.
Leia’s software platform incorporates a suite of tools enabling content creation and conversion from leading real time 3D engines Unity and Unreal Engine. Along with proprietary AI to convert any 2D picture or video to 3D in real time, creating an infinite content ecosystem.