Looking Glass holographic display goes 8K
Earlier this year, the Looking Glass Factory launched an all-in-one 3D visualization workstation for business users. Now the company has announced a bigger immersive display with a holographic depth measured in feet rather than inches.
At the heart of the new 32-inch, 7,680 x 4,320 resolution display is the Looking Glass Factory's 45-element light field technology, described as "a true holographic window into another world that can be experienced by groups of up to a dozen people."
The Looking Glass 8K has been developed for retail, mapping, medical imaging, and entertainment applications, and uses a combination of hardware and software to deliver 33.2 million pixels across a 1.07-billion color gamut at 60 Hz. And users don't need to don VR or AR headsets to dive into "full-color stereoscopic 3D scenes that feel as real as our world."
"GE Healthcare’s customers, both hospitals and the patients they care for, daily ask the question ‘what does that x-ray/CT/MRI/ultrasound tell us?'" said R. Scott Rader of GE Healthcare. "Presenting anatomy and disease pathology in 3D on 2D screens happens every day, but being able to share 3D lightfield imagery with a Looking Glass to a clinical care team, residents/fellows, patients, and other allied health care workers is one exciting potential solution to translating seeing to knowing, fast."
The first public outing for the Looking Glass 8K unit will be at this week's Digital Content Expo in Japan. And demonstration models are being rolled out to Brooklyn, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Tokyo too.
The Looking Glass Factory says that it's sold thousands of developer kits over the last year, and reports that its advance beta run for the Looking Glass 8K has already sold out. Pre-orders for the next production batch are now open, with delivery scheduled for the northern spring of 2020. For pricing info, you'll need to contact the company direct. The video below has more.
Source: The Looking Glass Factory
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A lot of the information from the video goes to depth. So that is why its probably misleading to say its 8K
Remember, it has to produce a stereo pair of views for each angle of views it claims. So you can do the math and get the real resolution. but again, its not 100% a fair comparison because its more immersive than a 2D view. But it won't be anything like 8K or even 4K.
Just guessing, its probably around 720. Someone who knows how to do the math properly can work it out. Definitely it requires dividing the total resolution in pixels by the total angles of views, but I don't know exactly how.