SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies Preview
May 20, 2013

SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies Preview

SIGGRAPH 2013 Emerging Technologies presents innovative technologies and applications of the latest developments in several fields, from 3D displays and interactive input devices to collaborative environments and robotics, and technologies that apply to film and game production. The Emerging Technologies program provides attendees a unique hands-on opportunity to interact with select innovative technology before they become hot topics in the mainstream media and blogs.

"We had an incredible response from many fields, including displays, robotics, input devices, interaction techniques, gaming, and computer vision," said Dylan Moore, SIGGRAPH 2013 Emerging Technologies Chair. "We were especially pleased that our call for assistive technologies was answered. The focus was to only showcasing those technologies that blew the jury away on every level, and meeting a high bar for quality and novelty. We can't wait to get these technologies in the hands of our attendees to try out."

SIGGRAPH 2013 Emerging Technologies Highlights:

Near-Eye Light-Field Displays
Authors: Douglas Lanman and David Luebke, NVIDIA Research

Near-eye light-field displays depict sharp images by synthesizing light fields corresponding to virtual scenes located within a viewer's natural accommodation range. This system optimizes optical trade-offs among resolution, field of view, and form factor, and demonstrates a thin, lightweight HMD prototype, containing a pair of microlens-covered OLEDs.

A detailed list of all SIGGRAPH 2013 Emerging Technologies is available on the SIGGRAPH website.