View Full Version : Holo Decks coming in a few years?

12-16-2014, 06:36 AM
A friend of mine sent me an article. I don't have the link, but here is excerpt.

Focused ultrasound creates haptic shape of a virtual sphere (credit: Bristol Interaction and Graphics group, University of Bristol)
University of Bristol researchers have developed a method for using ultrasound to generate an 3D haptic shape that can be added to 3D displays so that invisible images can be felt in mid-air.
The new technology could enable surgeons to explore a CT scan by enabling them to feel a disease, such as a tumor, using haptic feedback.
By focusing ultrasound from a phased array of transducers, complex patterns of air disturbances can be felt as floating 3D shapes.
The researchers have also demonstrated visualization of the ultrasound patterns by directing the ultrasound at a thin layer of oil, allowing depressions or raised virtual objects to be seen of the surface.
ôIn the future, people could feel holograms of objects that would not otherwise be touchable, such as feeling the differences between materials in a CT scan or understanding the shapes of artefacts in a museum,ö said research assistant Ben Long, PhD.

Just thought this was interesting...

12-16-2014, 06:55 AM

For sure there is one industry that will benefit from this!

12-16-2014, 07:22 AM
Ha 50 one...U on da ball!

It gives me flashes of 'iDORU' by William Gibson.

'She was just a shimmering sea of code,a beautif¨l
contruct, but that didn't stop him marrying her....'

12-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Heres the article

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