Planar's Professional Stereoscopic 3D technology relies on the viewer wearing a set of glasses designed to filter a separate image to each eye. The illusion of depth is created by sending a slightly different image to each eye. The left and right eyes are spaced so that everything seen is at an angle. The human brain processes and combines these two images into one complete picture with the perception of depth.
Stereoscopic 3D technology is based on the human brain and eye physiology (called stereopsis) and mirrors it precisely to create perceived depth with a constant HD image to each eye. In contrast, time-sequential based 3D display systems, like those found on 3D televisions, flicker the image on and off at the eye, which can degrade the 3D effect and often results in eye fatigue and discomfort. Using Planar's Stereoscopic 3D technology approach, each eye is given an uninterrupted video stream resulting more realistic 3D imagery for professional use.
Planar has been in the stereoscopic display space for years and delivers 3D display solutions designed for hours of comfortable use. Used by professionals for eight to ten hours a day, five days a week, from military officers performing top-secret satellite imagery analysis to radiologists reading mammograms to detect cancer to scientists using computational chemistry to do drug discovery and a host of other mission-critical applications, Planar 3D displays perform without eye fatigue or discomfort that is typical of other approaches to 3D. Planar's 3D solutions include: