Barnsley firm unveils 3D phone technology

Barnsley firm unveils 3D phone technology

A Barnsley-based tech company is set to launch a new accessory that brings 3D technology to smart phones at the Gadget Show Live.

3DU, which began as a start-up in 2015, will launch a screen protector and app that allows users to watch 3D content on their smart phone without the need of 3D glasses.

Currently the only product of this kind available in the UK, the 3D conversion works by applying the specially designed micro lens screen protector to a device and then downloading the free Whoosh3D app.

Within the app, users have the option to stream videos and adjust the depth of field, creating a 3D effect.

Managing Director of 3DU Tom Kitchen-Dunn said: “This is a really exciting time for the company.

“Everything is going 3D nowadays and it was only a matter of time before this technology became hand-held.”

The company, based at Barnsley Digital Media Centre (DMC), has plans to further develop the technology to offer 3D house viewing for estate agents, 3D scanning for medical use and 3D gaming for smart phones.

Tracey Johnson, DMC Project Manager, added: “3DU is a great example of the innovative, forward-thinking companies we have based here at the DMC.”

“Tom and his team are at the very forefront of handheld 3D technology and their products have already received a lot of interest.”

3DU will showcase their products at the Gadget Show Live on the 31st March-3rd April. Products are available to buy for iPhone 5 models upwards and coming soon for iPad Air, iPad Mini and Android devices.