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Sanjay Gangal
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AYE3D: Revolutionizing 3D Displays with the Freedom Monitor

July 5th, 2024 by Sanjay Gangal

AYE3D, founded in 2019, has quickly established itself as a pioneer in the field of autostereoscopic 3D displays. This Montreal-based company’s flagship product, the Freedom 3D monitor, offers a glasses-free 3D viewing experience that is set to revolutionize various industries. Mario Genest, CEO of AYE3D, recently shared insights into the company’s journey and the innovative technology behind their groundbreaking product.

The Genesis of AYE3D

AYE3D was born out of the vision to create a truly immersive 3D experience without the need for additional eyewear or head-mounted displays. The company’s co-founder and CTO, a visionary with a longstanding passion for 3D technology, filed his first patent for a 3D display in 1994. Over the years, he developed several 3D display technologies, initially requiring glasses, which were licensed to companies in the US. However, feedback from customers highlighted a strong preference for a glasses-free solution, prompting further innovation.

By 2021, AYE3D successfully commercialized its first glasses-free 3D display. The Freedom 3D monitor leverages cutting-edge eye-tracking technology to deliver two different images to each eye, creating a compelling 3D effect without the need for additional accessories.

The Freedom 3D Monitor

The Freedom 3D monitor, AYE3D’s flagship product, is named for the freedom it offers users from the constraints of traditional 3D viewing methods. Available initially in a 24-inch size, the company is working on larger versions, including 50-inch and 27-inch models. The monitor uses a combination of RGB and depth cameras to track the user’s eye positions and project two distinct images to create a 3D effect. This approach mimics the natural way we perceive depth by receiving different information in each eye, allowing the brain to reconstruct a 3D image.

The technology behind the Freedom 3D monitor involves sophisticated optics and precise eye-tracking algorithms. The depth camera measures the distance between the user’s eyes and the display, adjusting the perspective dynamically to maintain the 3D effect even as the user moves. This ensures a seamless and immersive experience that reduces the risk of motion sickness and other discomforts often associated with 3D viewing.

Applications Across Industries

AYE3D has identified several key markets where the Freedom 3D monitor can make a significant impact. One of the primary markets is the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) sector, where the ability to visualize spatial data in three dimensions is invaluable. The Freedom 3D monitor is particularly suited for applications such as urban planning, forestry, and lidar data analysis, where 3D visualization can provide deeper insights and more accurate interpretations of complex datasets.

Another critical market for AYE3D is engineering and design. The Freedom 3D monitor’s ability to integrate with leading CAD platforms, such as Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE, allows engineers and designers to visualize their models in true 3D. This capability enhances the comprehension of design simulations and results, enabling faster and more informed decision-making.

In the medical field, AYE3D is exploring applications in cardiology, ophthalmology, and optometry. The ability to visualize anatomical structures in 3D can improve diagnostic accuracy and enhance surgical planning. Additionally, the retail sector has shown interest in AYE3D’s 3D telepresence solution, which offers a more immersive and engaging alternative to traditional video conferencing.

Challenges and Innovations

Like any startup, AYE3D has faced its share of challenges. One significant hurdle was developing the advanced optics required for the Freedom 3D monitor. While designing the optics was complex, the real challenge lay in manufacturing them to the precise specifications needed for optimal performance. Additionally, securing funding has been an ongoing challenge, though AYE3D successfully raised $1.5 million in its first funding round and is currently working on a second round.

Despite these challenges, AYE3D has continued to innovate. The company is currently developing a multi-user version of the Freedom 3D monitor, which will allow two people to view 3D content simultaneously. This feature, expected to be available by early next year, will open up new possibilities for collaborative work and shared experiences in 3D.

Customer Success Stories

AYE3D’s customers have reported significant benefits from using the Freedom 3D monitor. In the GIS space, users have found that 3D visualization allows them to see more information and gain deeper insights from their data. For instance, lidar data and point clouds, which are traditionally challenging to interpret in 2D, become much clearer when viewed in 3D. This enhanced understanding can lead to more accurate analysis and better decision-making.

One notable success story comes from a GIS customer who reported discovering new details in their data that were not apparent in 2D. This aligns with AYE3D’s belief that 3D visualization allows the brain to focus on decision-making rather than the interpretation of complex datasets.

Looking Ahead

AYE3D is poised for continued growth and innovation. The company’s immediate focus is on expanding the capabilities of the Freedom 3D monitor and exploring new applications across various industries. The development of a multi-user version and ongoing collaborations with partners like Dassault Systèmes demonstrate AYE3D’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of 3D display technology.

As the technology continues to evolve, AYE3D aims to make 3D visualization an integral part of everyday workflows in fields ranging from GIS to medical imaging. By offering a glasses-free 3D experience, the Freedom 3D monitor is set to transform how professionals interact with and interpret complex data, driving better outcomes and more innovative solutions.


AYE3D, under the leadership of CEO Mario Genest, is revolutionizing the way we experience 3D displays. With its innovative Freedom 3D monitor, the company is breaking down barriers and opening up new possibilities for 3D visualization across various industries. As AYE3D continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible, the future of 3D display technology looks brighter than ever. For more information about AYE3D and its groundbreaking products, visit AYE3D’s website.


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