COVID has changed many areas of everyday life. Information technology is no exception. Various terminals and touch screens have become increasingly less attractive. With society’s persistence to reduce the necessity of touching shared surfaces, we have developed this extraordinary and something out of a science fiction movie technological endeavor. We call it “Holograil” and hope to see it replacing touch-based devices and finding applications in other areas in the future.
Those who saw it were left speechless
In autumn 2022, we presented some of the airborne holograms developed by our team at the Build Stuff international IT conference. One of the holograms is a keypad that hangs in mid-air. It allows typing text and numbers quite precisely. The second is a control panel that can control sound and lighting connected to the hologram. The third is a museum piece scanned with 3D scanners and displayed as a 3D object in mid-air. Users can rotate, enlarge, shrink, and view it from all angles. The hologram “understands” the gestures used to control touch screens, such as zooming, panning, etc., so this control principle could allow museums to showcase pieces stored in vaults and not accessible to visitors. Maintenance is also easy. It does not need cleaning, it does not break mechanically, and it works in all conditions. This technologyreminds of a sophisticated mirror – its parts can last for decades, and there is nothing to deteriorate. Equipment is easily installed in walls or in a pieces of furniture, so external conditions do not matter much.
The potential for adaptation is yet to be seen
What can you do with a hologram? We are looking forward to hearing from experts in different industries as they are the ones who might discover applications that we haven’t even thought of. What we are sure of right now is that commonly displayed educational content found in museums could be represented by a hologram. We also feel that this kind of technology would be helpful in the medical field – perhaps in the operating room, where everything has to be sterile. We aim for this technology to be not only a “wow” novelty, but a truly useful and meaningful tool for many great things. So far, we predict hologram to be used by entertainment companies and the advertising sector. It could also find use-cases in manufacturing companies as a tool to help make production processes better understandable.
We look forward to your ideas and cooperation proposals!
We are looking for investors
So far, the technology is expensive, as it requires costly components to build this complex optical system. To move forward, we are conducting a market analysis, looking at what potential customers would be willing to pay and what kind of product they would want for a negotiable price.