OTOY is a believer in Light Field technology from camera to VR headset. With similar ambitions but less money than Google/Magic Leap, the other Light Field pioneer, the small company is working in the Facebook/Oculus environment where they devised a sophisticated compression algorithm and a matching rendering tool. The proof of concept culminates in a transmission rate as low as 1.5 Mbs for a single actor lightfield, meaning video is easily streamable to a smartphone.
OTOY announced that their light field streaming technology will come to Gear VR in the next ORBX free VR Media Player app update. Demo here under.
Holoflex, the First Flexible Holographic Glasses-free 3D Display
The small screen here under is first flexible lightfield-enabled smartphone.
Researchers at the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) have developed the world’s first holographic flexible smartphone. The device, dubbed HoloFlex, is capable of rendering 3D images with motion parallax and stereoscopy to multiple simultaneous users without head tracking or glasses. Ok, it is low-res now with 160x104 pixels, but pixel count is expected to increase dramaticcally in the near future... Video demo here under!
Is Samsung Preparing a Smartphone with a 3D Holographic Display?
PatentlyMobile announced last week that Samsung applied in June 2015 for a patent about a new foldable smartphone with interated hologram and projector.
After last year's Estar Takee holographic phone that won a CES award, will we soon be able to buy a Samsung holophone?
Interactive Humagrams are Closer than Ever to True 3D Holograms
By projecting several images on stacked semi-transparent screens, ARHT ( Beverley Hills, CA,USA and Toronto, Canada) renders its Humagrams as lifelike as possible. The technology is not cheap as it requires a lot of supoer-bright projectors; so the first customers may be retail and entertainment pros instead of you and me... Video demo here under!