Nvidia is Bringing 3D to Professional Environments

Posted Mon Aug 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Sure you've seen an ultrasound, but have you seen an ultrasound in 3D?

Alright, fine. The cool new technology that we use for entertainment has practical purposes too. There's more to 3D than just watching blue aliens boogie down with Canis lupus. It can be used in the automotive, education, and even medical industries.

Nvidia's latest 3D glasses are designed just for those purposes, but they're pretty cool as far as consumer viewing is concerned too. For starters, they don't use IR for communication, but RF, which means you can look away without losing synchronization.

Among the uses Nvidia lists for the new tech is the viewing of 3D ultrasounds, which is a little unsettling to look at. Even creepier is the application of 3D to fetal face imagery. (Hit the link below for the video) It's definitely not as sleek and sexy as 3D gaming and movies.

Nvidia's 3D Visio Pro solutions are hitting this October and are priced in the professional range. You can pick up the transmitter for $399, while each pair of glasses runs $349.

Source: eCoustics

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