Glasses-free 3D Technology for iPads

Humber College’s School of Applied Technology has recently completed a research project that involved designing and patenting 3D software for iPads.

Humber faculty member Odin Cappello partnered with Ooyavah Inc., a leading Ontario business in stereoscopic technology, to develop a prototype for glasses-free 3D visualization on the Apple iPad.

Ooyavah’s innovative technology required that users could easily mount the lens to their iPad with high precision, that iPad aesthetics and functionality were not compromised, and that the lens could be conveniently stored when not in use. To address this design challenge, Cappello led a team of Humber students who worked with Ooyavah to design and create a prototype of a case that integrates their 3D screen and to develop the user interface for the new product. Students from Humber’s Bachelor of Industrial Design program designed, printed, and evaluated several prototypes to design the hardware to house Ooyavah’s 3D lens. The team also collaborated with Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies.

The student researchers and faculty in Industrial design are all named with industry partner Ihor Petelycky as inventors on the patent pending for the case. Students from Humber’s Multimedia Design and Development diploma program worked with Ooyavah to design a user interface application and create a visually appealing experience for users. Working closely with Ooyavah and under faculty supervision, the student design team contributed to the development of a fully functional prototype ready for use by Ooyavah.

“The client gets the benefit of working with excited young people, and students get the benefit of having a really cool design project under their belts,” notes Capello, Faculty Lead in Humber’s School of Applied Technology.

Partner(s): Ooyavah Inc.
Funded by: Ontario Centres of Excellence

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