How does HoloLamp work?
HoloLamp is a portable and easy-to-use device that connects to a computer and creates 3D images directly on the user's environment.
Step 1: Objects portrayed by HoloLamp are created in Unity, a leading global game industry software.
Step 2: HoloLamp connects to a computer through HDMI and USB and uses multiple sensors and a pico projector. Its plugin checks and tracks the user’s position.
Step 3: HoloLamp’s technology warps the image being displayed so that the image users see projected is what their eyes think it would see if it was 3D.
HoloLamp takes the power of our brain and the power of new pico projectors, video capture and face tracking technology to allow us to know where the viewer is and alter the image they are seeing so that the 2D projection they are viewing behaves as if it was 3D.
What is spatial augmented reality?
Spatial augmented reality is a branch of augmented reality based on projectors that delivers a glasses-free and hands-free augmented reality experience. It exploits the way our eyes perceive 3D objects to allow you to perceive a 3D experience. Spatial augmented reality enables moving images on any surface by mapping the surface, tracking the user and then projecting an image that is warped so that from the user’s point of view it is what they would expect to see as a 3D effect.
How is HoloLamp different from competitors?
Current augmented reality solutions are based on looking through systems like glasses, phones, tablets or other devices that mix reality with the augmentation, but fail in so many ways. Glasses-based devices reduce your field of view and can be very uncomfortable. Viewing through a phone or other handheld device places the screen at arm’s length and makes the interaction less immersive as your hands are being used to hold the screen. Additionally, a number of research labs have been working on fixed installations using complex projector setups, but the demos remain at the research stage.
HoloLamp is the first portable and self-contained device to deliver a glasses-free and hands-free spatial augmented reality experience. It is simple to use and is suitable for a desktop.
How can I interact with HoloLamp?
You can place digital content in the physical space around you, so you can interact with it in the same ways that you interact with physical objects.
HoloLamp also allows the creation of a mixed reality environment, where a Lego structure, for example, can coexist with virtual objects to enrich the environment in real time. HoloLamp’s algorithms capture the game environment geometry so that special effects can interact with real objects.
Our development team is working on the creation of a special effects pack.
Can you use HoloLamp with a friend?
HoloLamp is a one-to-one experience, but other users can see enough to discuss what they are seeing to the person seeing the effect.
Who will benefit from HoloLamp?
HoloLamp can be used for gaming, museums, education, smart home, avatar communication, 3D visualisation, pharmaceutical, the art community, sport broadcasting, sales tool and much, much more. The demos available already include an animated chess game that is inspired by the games played in Harry Potter and Star Wars.
I’m a developer. How can I use HoloLamp?
Developers around the world can download the software development kit to design various use cases compatible with HoloLamp. We encourage you to experiment as the possible use cases are endless. The only limit is your imagination.
Our developer pack will include our 3D chess demonstration as shown in the accompanying video, along with libraries to run the device on Windows 10 and OS X. You will need an HDMI output and a USB port to run the system.
How can I order a HoloLamp?
Is HoloLamp available internationally?
Yes, it will be available for international shipping.