The Future of Holographic Technology

Mar 6, 2019 | Projection Mapping

Holograms and holographic technology have been depicted in movies, television shows and video games in a variety of ways. Throughout time, media sources have shown character interacting with these holograms, whether it’s simply through speech or touch to manipulate data. While these holographic representations look advanced and easy enough to achieve, how does our future of holograms look like? That’s what we’re here to find out!

Art and Entertainment

The moment holograms became a practical element they could get their hands on, artists have been experimenting with the tech. Around the world, 3D holograms that manipulate space, combine still images and videos for animation purposes, and sculpting light has been dabbled with. Holographic technology has also been used during live musical performances to showcase deceased musician performing.

Smartphone Holograms

The future of smartphones might be in holographic displays, as institutions like Canada’s Queen’s University have developed a flexible holographic phone called the HoloFlex. Changing the viewing angle of the smartphone allows different parts of the screen’s image to reflect light, creating the appearance of a holographic image. As several companies work to make this concept a reality for consumers, it seems the holograms have a place in the future of smartphones.

Holographic Human Anatomy Projections

Holograms will revolutionize the medical industry as a tool to create 3D visualizations of patient data within their system. While at the moment, MRI and ultrasound scanners create complex data using imaging technology, they’re also capable of creating 3D, fully coloured holograms.

Holograms You Can Touch?

Being able to walk through a 3D holographic rendering as already a huge technological advancement, but what if you could physically touch one and manipulate it without help from an external program? Researchers around the globe are working on making this a reality, particularly the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Using lasers, mirrors, lenses and smart programming, they’ve made physical interactions with a hologram possible.

Geographic Mapping

3D holographic images are used within mapping and strategy companies, including the military, in order to improve surveillance. These 3D maps provide a more accurate view of battle spaces and terrains to better prepare for missions. Using computerized data, 2D images are turned into high-quality, 3D holographic sheets. These maps are also useful for planning out evacuation and rescue missions.

Fraud and Security

Since holographic technology is quite complex and difficult to create, it’s incredibly helpful within commercial security. Holograms exist in the small silver rectangles of credit cards, visible when you tilt the card from side to side. These security holograms are extremely difficult to replicate illegally, as are the holograms on banknotes.

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