Innovative Tech of the Week: Holographic Gaming
A Russian startup company called Nettle is showing off its latest 3D innovation, Nettlebox, which is a holographic gaming system.
“The Nettlebox rig consists of a 3D plasma display, with four fisheye lens infrared cameras at the corners to track the position of the gamer who wears a pair of 3D glasses… the set up tricks your brain into seeing a real-time holographic image of the game as you play.”
“At $28,000 the Nettlebox itself is not about to become the next great leap forward in home videogaming, but Nettle is targeting this device at the presentation/exhibition market. It is also working with real-estate companies on developing showroom/presentation use cases by, for instance, allowing architects to walk around a hologram of a model building.”
In addition to the release of our SmartReality app this week – technology like this gives us big hopes for augmented reality.