Wearable computers have been around for a while, but they’ve only recently become practical. Although 3D graphics on smartphones are now feasible, there have been few technological advancements to provide detailed, lifelike images. Virtual reality (VR) headsets have recently enjoyed a boom thanks to their portability and low cost.
However, this is setting us up nicely for even more immersive wearables with the addition of 3D displays. These devices work by showing two different images to your eyes at the same time. The left image is what you usually see; the right image is “fused” into it using special lenses and software to create the illusion of three dimensions. You can use these glasses to watch movies and play games on any device with compatible software installed—so long as it has 3D hardware support.
However, there are ways you can take advantage of these new devices even if your computer doesn’t support them natively yet. Let’s look at how 3D Glasses Work and What You Can Do With Them.