Holograms, have we done it or just a visual trick?

Ever since Holograms have been appearing and made popular in sci-fi movies, particularly Star Wars and Star Trek, scientists and engineers have been trying to crack the techniques on how to create a realistic 3D hologram system. So has it happened?

Innovision Labs have created the HoloAD Diamond, a 3D holographics device thats to be used for advertising, supporting the exhibition industry and just for looking cool. It seems that they have created a credible holographic projector, but it’s only really a 3D optical illusion.

The glass panels on the HoloAD are coated with a 3D film which gives the illusion of a 360 degree hologram, similar to the effect displayed in the latest 3D movies such as Alice in Wonderland and Avatar, only with one major difference, you don’t need the glasses.

Although it’s not true holographic technology it is a step forward for the 3D industry by removing the need for wearing silly glasses that disrupt your vision when you look at anything but the screen.

Have a look at some videos of the HoloAD in action at the CES2010 exhibition in Las Vegas

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4 Responses to “Holograms, have we done it or just a visual trick?”
  1. This is some awesome information, thanks!

  2. J. de Hooge says:

    There’s nothing 3d or holographic about this. It’s just 3 2d images projected on 3 semi-transparant mirror walls of the device.

    • kendepauw says:

      Good point there is nothing holographic about this! However the glass walls are made up of 3D glass (hence why glasses aren’t needed) and as you can walk around it 360degrees, it gives the illusion of a hologram when in facts it’s a 3D image.

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