Australian company Euclideon has developed a multi-user hologram table that allows up to four people to interact simultaneously with images projected onto the table surface. The sci-fi table is able to produce this effect through motion-tracking glasses that are less cumbersome than the clunky AR headsets on the market now.
The glasses use frequency separation crystal films in the lens and on the table surface into a stereo image, akin to 3D glasses. The table corresponds with microchips within the glasses to give an exact location of what the user is viewing, allowing the exact projection of light to be calculated and emitted.
Only one 1.5 x 1.5-meter prototype has been made so far, but since the project has been funded, the company believes a production version may be ready for distribution as early as February 2018. Euclideon CEO Bruce Dell estimates the retail price to fall around $47,000 USD ballpark with larger models including one big enough to stand on.
- New Atlas
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