You know how 3D smartphones are steadily getting traction, though not all major handset makers are on board with the idea. Nevertheless, Fujitsu thinks there’s money to be made in this market and rather than releasing its own device, it made a technology that allows any smartphone to capture 3D images.
This magic is done by affixing a small attachment onto the lens of a smartphone, with the captured images processed via remote computer to convert it into 3D photo.
The mentioned attachment directs outside light from two different directions into a single image sensor, making the whole thing pretty small (57x14x14 mm). Moreover, by leveraging cloud computing to perform load-intensive processing — including processing to correct distortion caused by the accessory’s mirrors and processing to convert the content into easy-to-view 3D images — the technology can be used on devices without special software or processors.
Sounds kinda cool though I’m not sure I’m all for it since I’m pretty satisfied with my 2D camera. 😉
Check out the “how it works” scheme below…