Saturday, October 17, 2009
Light Blue Optics(LBO)is a privately-owned company in Cambridge, UK, with a facility in Colorado Springs, USA. LBO offeres a holographic laser projection technology that maintains high-resolution images from a pico projector. This technology looks quite useful, as it has a variety of applications that could easily support our day-to-day activities.
Here are a few pictures of the technology in action from the LBO website:
The above picture shows how LBO's system can project pictures onto curved and angled surfaces, ideal for use in retail settings.
The mini-projector system can be used for collaborative interaction with multimedia content:
From the LBO Website: How It Works
"LBO's novel approach to miniature projection has a range of differentiating features and benefits. The term "holographic" referes not to the projected image, but to the method of projection. A diffraction pattern of the desired 2D image, calculated using LBO's patented holographic algorithms, is displayed on a custom-designed phase-modulating Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) microdisplay. When illuminated by coherent laser light, the desired 2D image is projected."
Touching the void -(Memex 1.1, John Naughton, 9/16/09)
Head-up Displays go Holographic -(MIT Technology Review, Duncan Graham-Rowe, 10/15/09)
Interactive microprojectors -(The Economist, 6/9/09)
SID Vehicles and Photons 2009: 16th Annual Symposium on Vehicle Displays