Australian-based company launches device that can project 3D holograms

Voxon Photonics created the world’s most advanced 3D volumetric display — or a different kind of hologram. 

The Australian-based company makes holograms that “physically exist” within a space rather than on a screen. Other forms of 3D hologram technology typically project a scene on a display from multiple angles to create a 3D image. However, Voxon’s device actually builds an object right before your eyes using “millions of points of light.” 

That means you can view the hologram from any angle, as opposed to the one being projected on a display, as though you were viewing a real object.

“A Voxon display operates much like a 3D printer. We take 3D data and slice it up into hundreds of layers. Those layers are then projected one at a time onto a specially designed high-speed reciprocating screen,” Voxon explained

Thanks to our brains, the human eye naturally blends the images together to create a 3D object. 

In a video demonstration, the Voxon simulated the “gravitational pull of over a thousand objects of various masses on a planet.” The surreal clip showed what looked like a tiny glowing planet with debris orbiting it. It appeared as though an entire galaxy was sitting on someone’s desk. 

“Traditional approaches to viewing 3D require headsets or LCD screens with limited viewing angles,” the company stated. “Voxon displays are designed to form the centerpiece of an interactive experience. They are designed to sit in the middle of a social gathering, where conversation and eye contact are a natural and ideas can be shared.” 

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