John Merritt and Andrew Woods pay a visit to SPIE headquarters and talk about advances with 3D display technology, the issues with crosstalk, and some of the fields in which 3D displays have found applicability.
John Merritt, CTO of Merritt Group, and Andrew Woods of Curtin University of Technology stopped by SPIE headquarters in May 2010 and talked about the history and applications of 3D display technology as they've seen it develop over the past 10 years. John Merritt co-founded the the annual SPIE/IS&T Electronic Imaging conference on Stereoscopic Displays and Applications in 1990; he and Andrew Woods are the conference's chairs and co-teach a popular short course on stereoscopic displays and applications.
John Merritt is an internationally recognized expert in the operational use of stereoscopic 3D displays and the application of research and development in sensory and perceptual science to remote-presence systems, with over 30 years of experience. His early work involved overhead reconnaissance as an Naval Air Intelligence Officer, before moving into medical, robotics, telepresence and other applications. John is an SPIE Fellow and has been an active member of SPIE since 1985.
Andrew Woods works as a consultant and research engineer at Curtin University of Technology's Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST), and served as Director of The Centre for Marine Science and Technology from 2002 to 2004. He has built underwater stereoscopic video cameras for offshore gas production platforms.