Singapore develops 3D on-the-go screen protector
Singapore’s Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) has recently developed a screen protector that turns ordinary screens of mobile devices into 3D displays.
The screen technology is actually a simple plastic filter that has been nano-engineered to pack about half a million perfectly shaped lenticular lenses on its surface. This enables the less than 0.1mm thick screen protector to display 3D content in both portrait and landscape mode. Take note however that the screen doesn’t have the 2D-3D conversion capabilities so a stereoscopic content (3D media) is required for it to work. To help utilize this technology, teams from TP and IMRE are planning to release software development kits for iOS and Android app developers to help them create 3D versions of their existing and future games.
The screen technology will then be marketed by startup Nanoveu Pte Ltd. “Our breakthrough is a game-changing piece of plastic that simply fits onto current smartphones or tablets to give users breathtaking 3D graphics on their smart devices. This removable plastic also opens up a multitude of opportunities for anyone wanting to create affordable premium 3D content and games for quick adoption to existing portable devices easily,” said Nanoveu Pte Ltd Founder and CEO, Mr Alfred Chong.