LG unveils glasses-free 3D monitor with eye-tracking tech

14 Jul 2011

LG Electronics is releasing a glasses-free 3D monitor which uses eye-tracking technology to ensure the image is optimal regardless of the viewing angle.

The D2000 is a 20-inch monitor which uses glasses-free parallax barrier 3D technology along with an eye-tracking feature. LG says that combining these will allow the viewer to see 3D images from numerous angles.

The eye tracker works using a camera sensor which detects changes in the viewer’s eyes’ positions in real time to calculate their angles, adjusting the image accordingly.

LG Electronics hopes this will make 3D TV viewing a more comfortable and freer experience.

“LG’s position has always been that 3D will and must eventually function without glasses. The D2000 is a look at what the future has in store,” said Si-hwan Park, vice-president of the Monitor Division at LG’s Home Entertainment Company.

The D2000 also has a 2D to 3D-conversion feature for existing movies and games.

The LG D2000 will be available in Korea this month, with other markets to follow towards the end of 2011.