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Ooyavah Inc. and Humber students develop glasses-free 3D viewing for the Apple iPad
November 22, 2014
Ooyavah Inc., an Ontario business specializing in 3D technology, is launching Pryzma, an Apple iPad case that allows glasses-free viewing of 3D content. This innovative product is the result of a partnership between Ooyavah, Humber College, and Sheridan College and integrates Ooyavah’s 3D lenticular lens array technology with an easy to use case designed by students of Humber’s Industrial Design program.
Humber faculty member and lead product designer Odin Cappello coached the students throughout the design process. “Our goal in designing the Ooyavah iPad case was to create a product that is easy to use, ergonomically sound, and more than anything, that supports the rich 3D experience that the Ooyavah app provides,” he says.
The collaboration not only achieved this but also provided an opportunity for nine students from the Schools of Applied Technology and Media Studies & Information Technology to gain industry experience and to learn through an applied project. Industrial Design student Keith Millar explains “it’s my first experience actually making something real.”
This collaborative project was made possible with support from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) through the Voucher for Innovation and Productivity program and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through the College and Community Innovation program.
Ooyavah will soon be launching a Kickstarter campaign to help bring the Ooyavah Pryzma to market.
Humber Student Team
- Vanessa Aellen Piriz, Film and Television Production
- Nick Brown, Film and Television Production
- Victoria Di Clemente, Multimedia Design and Development
- Abi Giles, Industrial Design
- Winston Kangwa, Creative Advertising
- Ryan Maggs, Film and Television Production
- Keith Millar, Industrial Design
- Aras Repecka, Multimedia Design and Development
- Dimitri Timtchenko, Industrial Design