iPad 2 gets 3D without glasses

A glasses-free monocular 3D display has been created for the iPad 2 by tracking the head of the user with the front facing camera

A French research group has used the iPad 2's front facing camera to enable the tablet to display 3D images without the need to wear glasses.

First published on App Advice.com, the feat has been described as "tracking the head of the user with the front facing camera in order to create a glasses-free monocular 3D display".

Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay from the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble, EHCI Research Group are responsible for the breakthrough, and achieved it without using the iPad 2's built in accelerometers.

"We track the head of the user with the front facing camera in order to create a glasses-free monocular 3D display. Such spatially-aware mobile display enables to improve the possibilities of interaction. It does not use the accelerometers and relies only on the front camera," the pair posted on their YouTube video demonstrating the feat.

You can check out the very cool video below. Be sure to let us know what you think!

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