Looking Glass Factory, a hardware startup that specializes in holographic displays, unveiled the “Looking Glass 8K Immersive Display,” which aims to provide companies with a way to view 3D assets as holograms, without requiring VR headsets. This 32-inch (7,680 x 4,320 resolution) display features Looking Glass Factory’s 45-element light field technology that aims to offer a true holographic window into another world that can be experienced by groups of up to a dozen people. Read more for a video and additional information.
Since it uses a 45 element horizontal parallax to create holograms, you won’t be able to see them from every angle, but instead is limited to a 50-degree viewing cone. However, this should still be good enough for multiple users to view holograms at the same time. Hollywood movie studios could use these holographic displays to preview 3D content without the need to for everyone to wear any additional equipment.
GE Healthcare’s customers, both hospitals and the patients they care for, daily ask the question ‘what does that x-ray/CT/MRI/ultrasound tell us? Presenting anatomy and disease pathology in 3D on 2D screens happens every day, but being able to share 3D lightfield imagery with a Looking Glass to a clinical care team, residents/fellows, patients, and other allied health care workers is one exciting potential solution to translating seeing to knowing, fast,” said R. Scott Rader of GE Healthcare.