The innovation that fuels holographic projection technology at the moment is progressing in an almost mind-numbing speed. New concepts are being prototyped, and we see more and more impressive holograms being created. So where will all this end? It seems the quality of holograms is getting better on almost a daily basis, and we have to wonder whether or not manufacturers of TVs and smartphones are concentrating on the wrong media which could come to dominate the future.
During CES 2013, there were a lot of new things presented that impressed people, but there was one in particular that made a lasting impression. That was the full body holographic projection booth that IEEE rigged up. I suspect they were using technology supplied by Displair to generate their jaw-dropping Thomas Edison full body holographic projection. The technique is quite simple in theory, and it uses fog to project the video on, creating the illusion of a full body 2D holographic projection.
We have written about Displair’s technology before here at Bit Rebels, and it is an impressive display of using technologies that are already at our disposal in order to create futuristic innovations. Displair is said to possibly become one of the key inspirations for future holographic projection devices. There have even been rumors that small Displair devices could be incorporated into gadgets like smartphones when they have been perfected. That could mean we are finally going to have smartphone hologram abilities, which is something most tech fanatics have been craving and dreaming about for quite a while now.
Have a look at this quite amazing demonstration of the Displair-like (the question still remains whether Displair really supplied the technology for this) presentation and marvel over the quite impressive quality of the holographic projection itself. Displair has made available a gesture controlled display device that could, when perfected, become a common sight in our technology infused society. When that will happen is of course hard to say. Considering the speed that 3D printing, for example, is being adopted by people all around the world, I wouldn’t be surprised if we started seeing a huge increase in speed when it comes to the adoption rate of holographic projection displays as well.