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Multi-User 3D Television display

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034099

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 414 339

  • EU contribution

    € 2 924 965

Coordinated by:

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

Objective

The MUTED project will design and evaluate the next-generation of 3D autostereoscopic displays addressing the main barriers to their viability: lack of support for multiple mobile viewers and limited understanding of relevant human factors.

All of the MUTED consortium members have proven competence in the field most recently demonstrated in the successful FP5 IST ATTEST project and the FP6 IST 3DTV Network of Excellence; both of which provide a solid baseline for the proposed research through their display, head tracking and human factors components.

From the expertise and track record of its partners MUTED will enable development of a 3D display closer to a commercial product by developing a more effective and compact form, developing a non-intrusive multi-user head tracker, and obtaining a fuller understanding of the human factors considerations of 3D display. To facilitate commercialisation we will leverage expertise from partner Sharp to address hurdles prior to mass manufacture. A future 3D display will not be a stand-alone set as it is now, but will be part of a comprehensive network where interactivity plays an important part.

The 30-month MUTED project will manage 30 person-years of effort at a cost to the EU of 2.925 MEuro. The first 4 months will validate the research agenda, conducting a design review and establishing performance metrics for the deliverables. In the second phase of 15-months a prototype will be developed to provide a platform for demonstration and formative assessment. The final 11-month phase iterates the development and consolidates know-how to provide a fully evaluated demonstrator, together with dissemination of specific and generalisable knowledge. Each phase has clearly-defined exit-strategy options.

MUTED will develop an advanced display platform and means of feeding usability knowledge into product design, supporting European business as well as providing project partners with their own exploitation opportunities.

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Coordinator

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Address

The Gateway
Leicester

United Kingdom

Participants (6)

BIOTRONICS 3D LIMITED

United Kingdom

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Germany

LIGHT BLUE OPTICS LIMITED

United Kingdom

SHARP LABORATORIES OF EUROPE, LTD.

United Kingdom

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI

Czechia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034099

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 414 339

  • EU contribution

    € 2 924 965

Coordinated by:

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom