Olympus Medical Systems starting in late April 2013, progressively commence sales throughout the world of a 3D laparoscopy system capable of presenting three dimensional images of internal organs during surgery, and a 3D laparoscope with world-first deflectable tip. Designed to provide even greater accuracy in laparoscopic surgery, the newly developed products are respectively a 3D laparoscopy system and 3D laparoscope that provide three dimensional images of the tissue being operated on. The 3D images help make surgery faster and more precise by giving a realistic view of the tissue being operated on and providing the viewer with the depth perception that is lacking from conventional 2D image.
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Japanese cinema chain Korona World has announced that it will be opening Japan’s first full-body, immersive 4D movie theater in Nagoya on April 26. The theater will be equipped with 4DX technology, a system developed in South Korea that adds motion, humidity, aromas, strobes, bubbles and other effects to the standard audio and video experience. The first movie scheduled to be screened in the new theater is the upcoming Iron Man 3. With the 4DX system, you can stimulate all five senses, allowing movie-goers a personal connection with the film. This will be a completely new way of enjoying movies.
Panasonic have been named as the inaugural winner of the Century Award, the top prize presented at the 4th Creative Awards hosted by the International 3D Society (I3DS). This year’s awards ceremony was hosted at the Beverley Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on February 6, 2013.The I3DS is an organization formed to supply educational opportunities for training 3D specialists and showing 3D works and technologies, and to promote the development of 3D by recognizing achievements in the field.
Mitsubishi Electric announced today that it has developed ultra-high resolution 3D shape representation technology for numerically controlled (NC) machine tools. The technology displays detailed shapes of machined surfaces down to a resolution of 1 micrometer (um) in a 3D machining simulation, which machine operators can use to evaluate surface textures without trial cutting through a high quality machining process. Complex shapes are displayed with limited data using Mitsubishi Electric’s unique Multi-ADF (adaptive distance field) shape-representation technology.
Fujitsu Virtual Product Simulator cuts time of an assembly procedure manual from 40 hours to less than three hours
Fujitsu and Digital Process Limited today announced the immediate availability of FJVPS V15L13, a new Virtual Product Simulator from Fujitsu (FJVPS) digital production preparation tool for customers in the assembly manufacturing industry that assists in considering product assembly processes using 3D models. FJVPS V15L13 features a newly developed batch creation function for assembly procedures (patent pending) that enables one-step assembly flow generation based on the shape and attributes of a 3D model. In addition, the software’s assembly procedure editor makes review easy with an eye toward workload efficiency while incorporating changes into new procedures.
NEDO and Kyushu University scientists in Japan have developed a 3-D endoscopic telesurgery robot system that offers surgeons a broader, stereoscopic view of affected areas and gives them more intuitive control of forceps and other surgical instruments. The new system, with three cameras set at different angles, provides 3-D imagery of patients on surgical bed to surgeons who are performing telesurgery. The new system can be used for surgical procedures for a larger variety of diseases. In performing surgery for brain cancer, one camera is set in front and two others on both sides. The system allows surgeons to remove tumors effectively while avoiding damaging healthy tissues.
Sony today announced that it will begin the phased launch of its latest Bravia LCD television in all global regions from the end of the year. The new Bravia boasts a 4K (3840 x 2160) LCD panel, in the industry’s largest 84-inch class. This new Sony 4K TV comes equipped with a 4K LCD panel comprising approximately 8.29 megapixels, which is 4 times the resolution of Full HD standard, and incorporates 4K X-Reality PRO , Sony’s super-resolution high picture quality engine optimized for 4K TV.
Panasonic has applied its 3D technologies to achieve an even greater sense of realism with the development of its Interactive Multi-view 3D System. The Interactive Multi-view 3D System optimally utilizes the special characteristics of 3D to richly express the texture of the object. The user can control the image of an object taken from multiple angles through a touch panel, giving the user the freedom to view the object at the angle and size they desire in full HD 3D.
Panasonic has applied its 3D technologies to achieve an even greater sense of realism with the development of world’s largest glasses-free 3D plasma display. Panasonic 103-inch glasses-free 3D plasma display reproduces high-definition 3D video with very little moire interference or crosstalk compared to other such systems. Through the use of 4K2K plasma panels, it is possible to display high definition 3D images at a resolution equivalent to HD, and by utilizing a newly developed barrier, moire interference and crosstalk has been reduced by about half of that of previous glasses-free 3D systems.
LG unveiled its newest premier TM2792 Personal Smart TV at IFA 2012 in Berlin. The ultimate entertainment platform, the TM2792 allows users to enjoy a vast array of innovative features including LG Smart TV functionality, CINEMA 3D and CINEMA SCREEN Design, while providing amazing picture quality with IPS technology.
LG today introduced the world’s first 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV in the Korean market. LG’s UD 3D TV is the company’s response to growing consumer demand for larger, more immersive home TVs with greater functionality. The UD 3D TV introduces a number of new smart features with the aim of providing greater convenience and simpler interaction. LG UD 3D TV boasts astonishing picture quality with 8 million pixels per frame, four times the resolution (3840×2160) of existing Full HD TV panels, due in large part to LG’s advanced Triple XD Engine. The additional Resolution Upscaler Plus allows images from external sources such as hard drives and user-generated content websites to be rendered in higher detail.
LG today announced an industry first, with the arrival of exciting 3D-enabled game apps for LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV. Gamers can now enjoy some of their favorite titles on a large screen in eye-popping 3D. Until now these popular games were only available on smartphones and tablets through Apple’s App Store and Google Play and only playable in 2D. Handpicked specifically for their 3D playability, these fun, family-friendly games have been optimized for LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TV platform. Titles include Air Penguin, which was the top downloaded game app in the U.S. and eighteen other countries last year, Frisbee Forever, Burn The City, Downhill Bowling 2 and Diversion from Unity Technology.
As striking as it is, the illusion of depth now routinely offered by 3-D movies is a paltry facsimile of a true three-dimensional visual experience. In the real world, as you move around an object, your perspective on it changes. But in a movie theater showing a 3-D movie, everyone in the audience has the same, fixed perspective — and has to wear cumbersome glasses, to boot. Despite impressive recent advances, holographic television, which would present images that vary with varying perspectives, probably remains some distance in the future. But in a new paper featured as a research highlight at this summer’s Siggraph computer-graphics conference, the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture group offers a new approach to multiple-perspective, glasses-free 3-D that could prove much more practical in the short term.
Canon will launch a new augmented-reality platform that uses head-mounted displays to realistically project virtual images onto real backgrounds. The platform will allow users to view 3D objects from different angles by simply walking around them. Canon’s technology differs from other augmented-reality solutions as virtual images can be accurately viewed from any angle. The Canon system employs visual markers placed in the real world to provide orientation. The markers are identified using Canon’s specially designed head-mounted displays, which have one small digital camera next to each eye. The cameras provide input into the system software, which calculates how users should see virtual items and generates images correspondingly.
A visitor, wearing Canon’s head-mounted display, looks at his hand during a demonstration of the company’s MR (Mixed Reality) technology system at the 3D and Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo on Wednesday. The device which combines reality and 3D computer graphics will be on display at the expo until June 22.3D & Virtual Reality Expo (IVR) is Japan’s largest exhibition where you can experience all kinds of cutting-edge 3D technology and super high definition image technology.