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3D TV takes fair to new dimension

By Hu Min | October 23, 2013, Wednesday |

Three-dimensional televisions and tablets, and smart traffic monitoring systems are among cutting-edge technology on display at next month’s 15th China International Industry Fair.

A total of 66 universities, including four from Japan and South Korea, will showcase innovations at the event, local education authorities said yesterday.

And six universities from Taiwan are making their debuts at the fair, which runs from November 5 to 9 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in the Pudong New Area.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University will showcase “naked-eye” 3D technology, which puts a 3D lens onto the screen, allowing viewers to watch 3D images without glasses.

This frees viewers from eye strain and dizziness associated with 3D glasses, said Huang Jinwei, deputy dean of the Wuxi Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The university will also introduce  a 3D Pad for watching 3D movies and playing 3D games.

It has applied for patents and the 3D Pad should be on sale by the year end for between 2,000 yuan (US$322) and 3,000 yuan.

However, it may be a year or two before the 3D television is available on the market, said Fang Yong, deputy director of the spectrum modulation technology center of the institute.

Also on show is a smart city traffic monitoring and service platform designed by a Tongji University team which tackles traffic congestion by providing motorists with the easiest and least congested routes.

At the same time, the system provides real-time monitoring of traffic, predicting traffic flow in peak hours.

It can also help ambulances and police vehicles reach the scene of an accident in the shortest time, said Wang Jia, a team member of the project.

Meanwhile, the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology is showcasing a terahertz security system that can detect items such as guns and knives and boasts a low rate of false positives.

Terahertz technology is used at some airports in developed countries, but the less accurate X-ray technology is more widely used in security check in China, members of the team said.

Other innovations on show at the 15th China International Industry Fair include a trash can that sorts garbage and a robot that mops the floor.
From Shanghai daily

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