Three dimensional television (3D TV), as the name implies is a TV that has the ability to convey 3 dimensional images to its viewers. The first stereotype of 3D TV was first invented by Charles Wheatstone in 1838 (Wikipedia). The technique employed by Charles Wheatstone was one that showed that if two pictures are viewed stereotypically, the brain combines these images to produce a 3D depth perception.
3D television as it is popularly called nowadays, are those TV set that can operate in 3D mode with the aid of a special 3D glasses as well as the regular 2D mode. When 3 TV was first introduced, it was a game changer. We got hyped off the fact that a TV set could literally bring a picture to life.
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3D TV is a multiple dimensional television with several uses to several people. And like most new invention, although the 3D TV is mostly used as a domestic appliance, its uses are not limited to household use alone. For example, the medical industry which is also always affected by every advancement we make in technology can also be directly affected by the invention of the 3D TV. Using a patient who goes into a hospital for an x-ray scan as a case study, Imagine what difference it would make being able to view the insides of a patients in 3 dimension. These 3D scans could save the medical practitioner a lot of time and effort in identifying whether or not there is a foreign body, tumor, and injury and so on, existing and/or stuck somewhere inside the body.
Just like how the 3D TV can be used in by doctors, in the same way, it can also be employed by engineers, physicians and scientists; zoologists could conveniently look at the insides of exotic and endangered animals with a bid to know their inner workings and discover ways on how to preserve these species.
The major area that has been affected by the invention and release of the 3D TV is the entertainment industry which accepted this new innovation with an unprecedented approval after the successful release of the first 3D movie Avatar in December 2009 and January 2010.