Skip to comments.New Chip to Bring Holograms to Smartphones
Posted on 06/06/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ostendo's CEO says that 'display is the last frontier.' Pictured, a company chip that can produce a hologram. Sam Hodgson for The Wall Street Journal
In the future, virtual reality won't require strapping a bulky contraption to your head.
Instead, imagine stepping into an empty room and then suddenly seeing life-size, 3-D images of people and furniture. Or looking down at a smartwatch and seeing virtual objects float and bounce above the wrist, like the holographic Princess Leia beamed by R2-D2 in the movie "Star Wars."
A key to this future may lay in Carlsbad, Calif., where startup Ostendo Technologies Inc. has spent the past nine years quietly working on miniature projectors designed to emit crisp videos and glasses-free 3-D images for smartphones and giant screens.
Other companies have shown they can project floating images that appear to be holograms, but many involve large machines employing a system of mirrors to direct light with limited viewing angles. For instance, the lifelike image of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, which graced the Coachella music festival stage in 2012, was a combination of computer graphics and video projection that relied on visual effects first designed in the 19th century.
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No good can come of this.
The technology they are referencing for the Tupac Shakur holo is known as the “Peppers ghost” technique. If you’ve ever been to “The Haunted Mansion” at the Disney parks the Ball room scene is the most well known usage of this effect.
I’ve seen this story on 4 different sites, but no pictures of the tech in action.
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