Holographic Visualization Tool
This blog discusses the dream of working in groups as if physically together at one place while being geographically apart.
A round holoroom. The voices of people (holograms) walking through the room should be as if originating from the place where the person is located. For that we need located sound.
The mid-air display is capable of projeting an image in free-space. IO2Technology shows the M2 and M2i supporting up to a 30" diagonal (4:3 aspect) image. The "i' version also support interaction with the image "floating: above the system. This technology comes closer to the solution needed to "project" images is free space in a holoroom. It does not show if and how information is captured. Is there a 3D camara available? Google gives 84.400 hits on "heliodisplay". On "free space display" it shows 720. "Mid air display" only gives 216 hits.
Further research brought me to the following technologies for displaying images in a 3-dimensional way which seems to me of basis importance to develop the holoroom.
Is this a new hype or is it a the paradigm shift in groupworking? Imagine, holorooms all over the world where people can meet and see, hear, interact as if they were in the same room. Holoferencing! Is this future or is it possible today?