Traditional 3D technology relies on binocular parallax and require viewers to wear polarized glasses or head-mounted devices to see different images for each eye, creating the illusion of 3D. Autostereoscopic displays, on the other hand, use the same principle of binocular parallax to provide separate images for each eye without any additional equipment. There are two types of autostereoscopic displays: Parallax Barriers and Lenticular Lenses.
In the medical field, autostereoscopic 3D technology is being explored to enhance surgical accuracy and outcomes. By providing surgeons with a clear, detailed 3D view of the patient’s anatomy, these displays can improve spatial awareness and reduce errors. However, one common issue with converting 2D images to 3D images is the occurrence of delays, which can be problematic in real-time surgical applications.
To address this, MEDWEL has partnered with leading medical equipment manufacturers and developed efficient algorithms using FPGA to accelerate image synthesis. Our approach uses endoscope equipment with two lenses to simulate the two eyes, and the images are processed by the FPGA for real-time, parallax barriers type stereoscopic 3D display. The entire process, from image capture, analysis, synthesis, and display, has a total delay time of only 49.8ms, outperforming advanced graphics cards and completing display work within 60ms.Contact us for more knowledge sharing in autostereoscopic real-time 3D technology.