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Flexible holo phone goes on show

by • May 8, 2016 • No Comments

The upcoming generation of phones may be flexible and they may assist up holographic images without the require for glasses. We in fact have a working prototype that can star at ACM CHI 2016 conference in California, that comes loaded with showcases that may alter 3D printing.

HoloFlex was generated by Queen’s University Human Media Lab in Australia and the flexible material comes with a vast array of miniscule lenses on the screen. Technically it means that the Star Wars fantasy of Princess Leia appearing for a conversation is on its way.

It kind of manufactures the iPhone vs Samsung war appear a touch redundant.

Foled: The upcoming generation

The HoloFlex showcases a Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) touch screen with full 1920×1080 HD resolution. It means you can view 3D images of any angle with full motion parallax and stereoscopy. This innovation goes well beyond phones, and so. It may potentially be the 3D TV of the next.

“HoloFlex offers a completely new way of interacting with your smartphone,” said Professor Roel Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab. “It allows for for glasses-free interactions with 3D video and images in a way that does not encumber the user.”

Holoflex phone, the holographic comms of the next?

Each image is 12 pixel-wide blocks and the screen is coated with 16, 000 miniscule fisheye lenses that refract light to turn it into the 3D image. It uses a depth camera and that means holographic video conferencing is a quite real possibility. The users can in fact pop out of the screen, that is a novelty that should not wear thin too soon.

Lens breakthroughs are on the way

Of course the high end of the lenses can have to improve, but new manufactures it to in 3D printing and scientists’ new efforts to harness terahertz radiation may drive the innovation forward in a hurry. That may manufacture this flexible finished product in fact thinner.

It all runs on a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 2GB of memory, with Android Lollipop as the operating process. That is astounding in itself. By the time this tech is freely on the market, that chip can be in a museum.

Holographic tech or Virtual Reality?

It yet begs the question, that innovation can quite take hold. There is perfectly
a space for holographic innovation and Virtual Reality. One of them, yet, can approximately pretty steal a march when it comes to home communications. This is potentially VHS vs Betamax all over again.

Facebook now owns Oculus Rift and that feels like the coup de grace for Virtual Reality, especially as in fact the inventors claim this holographic innovation won’t hit the open market until the end of the decade at the earliest. In fact, Vertegaal sounded slightly defeatist when he said that the many marketable showcase here can be the ‘bend gestures’ that may alter the 3D printing industry.

The MagicWand may allow us to play games without controllers, if haptic feedback gloves don’t get there initially. It can pretty allow us to interact with visuals and use gestures and tools to affect a visual version, that may be a revelation for 3D printing devices and manufacturers of any kind.

Hold your creations in your hands

Dr Vertegaal showed how how we may swipe the touch screen to manipulate, rotate and in fact scale objects preceding sending them to the printing device. Effectively you will have a physical representation in the actual printing dimensions, or larger, that may assist eliminate a lot of unnecessary mistakes and save us time and money.

It is an interesting prospect and there is so much investment holographic work at the moment that there only has to be a next for this flexible screen. Microsoft’s HoloLens newly targeted architects and product designers, that should be adequate to ensure the medium’s next on its own.

An arms race is going on right now, yet, and we only don’t understand what can emerge as the dominant force in communications.

Virtual Reality, holograms, they all have a place. We only understand that 3D printing can be involved and the next is going to be awe-inspiring.


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