Holograms you can feel

I came across this awesome technology I wanted to share it here. It was first demonstrated on Siggraph this year. Japanese scientist have created a new technology to add touch to holograms.

Professor Hiroyuki Shinoda of Tokyo University says: “Up until now, holography has been for the eyes only, and if you’d try to touch it, your hand would go right through. But now we have a technology that also adds the sensation of touch to holograms.”

They use ultrasonic waves to create pressure when the hologram is touched. Although the current state of this technology is very embryonic I can imagine how this can be useful as extension for websites. Just think about touch and feeling a product before you buy it. Or as an extension to 3D television and movies to create a much more immersive experience.

Here is the video:

I am all excited about this and cannot wait to see (touch) this for myself.

Hyped expectations and what 3D printing really can do

Yesterday I read a post on Fabbaloo called 3D Printing Reality Checklist and I wanted to create my o…

Sometimes I feel like I work at NASA

While I am analyzing these pictures at work today I got the feeling I work for NASA instead of Shape…

Volumetric displays can get people into 3D design

3D design is still very niche. Most computer users never do any 3D design. I can think of many reas…

3D design your furniture in thin air

One of the stumbling blocks to let anybody create in 3D, is the current state of 3D design software.…