The actual “Star Wars,” a film later subtitled “A New Hope,” influenced generations of filmmakers and other creative individuals.
R2-D2’s holographic broadcast of Princess Leia to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker proved quite motivating for Taylor Scott.
As a scientist who applied for his maiden patent at the tender age of 15, Scott is aiming to bring holograms like those created by the beloved droid to the masses.
The San Diego-based organization Scott founded, IKIN, is on the path to achieving that goal. During the CES show that begins on Monday, IKIN will catch up with probable sellers and investors regarding its in-development smartphone accessory that converts content on the device into three-dimensional holograms.
IKIN’s accessories create 3D holograms watchable in daylight from Android or iOS smartphones with a particular proprietary chemical polymer lens, Scott’s first patent involved polymers. Major hologram applications comprising the concert “performances” of holographic forms of Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, and Roy Orbison are done in dark conditions.
After tech exec Joe Ward met Scott in 2017, the later had developed a product which would enable holograms to survive in ambient light with no headgear and no goggles. Ward left his job then to form IKIN with Scott that year.
The two discussed developing a projection system that would improve on current approaches. A platform that would authorize software developers to utilize IKIN’s technology was really appealing to Ward.
IKIN will devise holographic content itself. It has already launched games with tech demos. However, it is expected that developers of smartphone apps will license the technology. Consumers will buy the accessory, an attachment conceived to suit the smartphone’s dimensions. That’s how it becomes a secondary portal into a dimensional world.
You can explore your smartphone photo gallery like the way you peruse an art gallery. Choose an image and it expands into 3D and can be edited and altered by spinning and expanding it.
That communication is applicable for games as well allowing your hand to serve as a controller. Videoconference calls and meetings may have a real-world feeling. There are a lot of applications beyond gaming. Multiscreen functionality, communication with social media, they are literally going to leverage that whole ecosystem.
IKIN is aiming a smartphone accessory consumer launch later this year. The product, with the trademarked name “RYZ,” features onboard artificial intelligence that customizes the experience for each user along with the environment it’s used in. There are many business applications including 3D maps at hotels, casinos and amusement parks. Distribution centres may conveniently locate products or proper places to store them.