Saturday, August 12, 2017

Overview of Hologram Technology

For you 'technophiles', the following is a high level introduction on the current status and planned use of holographic technologies by industry as of 2017.

Holography is the science and practice of making holograms which are 2D or 3D images formed by the interference of light beams from a laser or other coherent light source. Types of holograms include:
  • 2D Hologram - an image in the two dimensions of length and breadth.
  • 3D Hologram - an image which has the three dimensions of length, breadth and depth
  • Stereogram - a hologram produced by recording many individual frames of a sequence of images to provide an animated picture.

Examples of Hologram Functional Applications

Holographic technologies are now being used in a various ways by industry. For example, they are being used in authentication documents, for packaging and promotional design purposes, in stationery, in-store displays and d├ęcor, and in many other industrial applications such as instrument display, lighting, architectural and interior design, medical imaging, 3D visualization, mapping… The following are a selection of recent articles on holographic technology in the marketplace:

  • Engineers made a new hologram that's cheap and way easier for everyone to use - 2-D holograms are already being used on some foreign money, credit cards and official documents such as driver’s licenses. Researchers from the University of Utah have now developed an inexpensive way to create lower cost, full-color 2D and 3D holograms, so expect the use of holograms by businesses to increase.
  • A better way to make holograms for use in Art Museums - Holography uses include projecting 3D art displays in museums, enabling measurements to be made with great precision using a technique called holographic interferometry, and accurately assessing the three dimensions of packages for shipping companies.
  • Holographic Augmented Reality Medical System - RealView’s HOLOSCOPE-i™ powered by Intel RealSense™ technology has been ergonomically designed for use in clinical environments such as interventional cardiology suites, being the first commercial system allowing clinicians a true holographic experience, with full and direct control of the 3D images in real-time during the procedure.
  • Global Outlook for Medical Holography Market Analysis thru 2026 - Medical holography systems provide an advanced diagnostic methodology to the doctors. Some of the key players engaged in the growing medical holography market include Eon Reality Inc., EchoPixel, Inc., Zebra Imaging, General Electric, Microsoft, RealView Imaging, Holographic 3d solutions…
  • Global 3D Hologram Projector Market 2017 This report highlights some of the leading manufacturers in the Global 3D Hologram Projector Market 2017. They include: Hereholocube, Christie Digital Systems, Panasonic, 360BrandVision, Hologram Generator, Paradigm, Three D Holograms, SPIX, Virtual On, and Musion 3D.

Examples of Hologram Technologies & Tools

The number of available holographic technologies and tools are now proliferating much more rapidly as many of these software tools have now been released to the global ‘open source’ development community. The following are a selection of recent articles on some of these new holographic technologies:

The marketplace for use of holographic technology is heating up, especially now that many of the tools have been released to the innovative ‘open source’ global community. This will result in an explosion of new ideas, software enhancements, and business applications. So keep your eye on this very fertile area for future growth! It will enter the mainstream over the next 5-10 years. Especially in the 'Arts & Entertainment' industry. Your best source of information on the holography industry and marketplace is the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA).

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