In yet another indication that 3D is the next technology frontier, there is news today from Apple Insider that Apple has filed a patent for 3D head tracking, indicating that mice and keyboards are not the most effective means to manipulate 3D objects on computer screens.
“Using the detected position of the user, the electronic device may use any suitable approach to transform the perspective of three-dimensional objects displayed on the display. For example, the electronic device may use a parallax transform by which three-dimensional objects displayed on the screen may be modified to give the user the impression of viewing the object from a different perspective.”
This capability is similar to Microsoft’s Project Natal that was a stand-out from last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. You can read more about the patent here.