Segmented Holographic Display
Holoxica's first generation holographic display was first demonstrated in 2010, working in collaboration with Heriot Watt University and Edinburgh University. The display is based on holograms at its heart where a fixed number of different holograms are sampled and interwoven into the holographic screen. Any of the pre-configured images can be selected in any order to make "flip motion" 3D animation giving the impression of motion. The resulting 3D image is suspended in mid-air and can change in real time. See below for a short video of the display in action, although it's difficult to show a 3D display on your 2D screen!
The holographic screen currently embeds up to nine images but this can easily be scaled up. Colour is also limited at the moment but this can be extended in future to give full colour images by combining red, green and blue light sources.
Applications for the current segmented display includes clocks, virtual icons or simple signage. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting applications, so if you have any ideas then please fill out our questionnaire or tweet us. We are seeking further investment to make the display better, smaller, cheaper and faster.
This segmented display is roughly at the same stage as LCDs were in the eighties where they were and still are used in simple things like calculators and wristwatches. LCDs have come a long way from those humble beginnings and we have a lot of expectations to fulfill!