Jaime Ruiz-Avila has created a very unique display in the form of the Holovect holographic vector display, which he has launched Kickstarter this week to $45,000 he requires to take the display into production.
The display is unique in that it creates a holographic display by drawing objects in air with light inn area 12 x 12 x 12cm in size. Watch the video below to learn how the technology functions and some applications that can be used for.
Ruiz-Avila the developer of Holovect explains more about the displays inspiration, design and functionality.
The Holovect Mk II is a self-contained laser-based volumetric display system that fits on your lab bench or desktop. It is the perfect companion to a 3D printer and a stand-alone educational or promotional device. The Holovect Mk II is the first commercially available, laser-based desktop “holographic” display, capable of drawing 3D objects in air with light.
Holovect images are NOT holograms but instead volumetric vector images projected onto modified air (i.e. projections in space). This distinction is due to the fact that a hologram is a recording of interference patterns on film or glass plates that contains three-dimensional information about an object (greek root “holo” means whole or complete, and “gram” means record). However, since Holovect images contain three dimensional information and are free-floating objects in air, they are most certainly holographic. They are real 3-D projections.
So how does it work? The principles are simple. When light travels between two different mediums in most cases you get three different effects to some degree: refraction (bending), reflection, and/or diffusion, depending on the different “refractive index” (RI) of the materials. An example of this are mirages, which occur when a portion of air has a different RI than its surroundings, causing light beams to bend and be reflected in unexpected ways. This can happen because of temperature or pressure differences from one region to the next.
For more specifications and a full explanation of how the technology works jump over to the Kickstarter website via the link below