HoloCube, an immersive holographic platform that converts flat 2D content into a 3D holographic experience, is part of the company’s mission to develop interactive, “humanized” Technology HoloCube, an immersive holographic platform that provides an interactive, 3D experience, will go live for a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign on March 18, 2015. The company behind HoloCube, H+ Technology, is hoping to raise $100,000 to make holographic technology available for home and family use for the first time.
HoloCube converts a flat 2D experience on a computer, tablet or phone into a holographic 3D experience. This allows the content to come alive and users to interact with it in ways that have never been possible in other mediums. It is a platform from which users can learn, collaborate and have fun through immersive displays, and developers can create their own holographic applications. HoloCube is a multi-user technology where any given content can be seen from four different viewing angles.
“At H+, our goal is to humanize technology,” Vincent Yang, President of H+ Technology, said. “We want to pioneer a paradigm shift in changing the way we consume and interact with digital information. Our mandate is to ‘unlock the pixels’ and HoloCube creates an entirely new way for us to experience content in ways we thought was only possible in sci-fi movies.”
H+ Technology has built HoloCube with flexibility and creativity in mind. There will be two versions available- a home edition with two smart phone charging docks, and a HoloCube Pro. HoloCube Pro includes an HDMI port and SDK tool so that developers can unleash a world of new possibilities for content creation.
The platform can be used to provide everything from holographic teleconferencing to holographic business presentations. Both Unity and Unreal, two of the most powerful video game engines, will be included in the SDK.
As a family entertainment device, HoloCube brings a holographic experience into the home for the first time. It can be used for a digital board game night, demonstrating concepts such as DNA structure or the solar system, and more. The interactive platform provides a natural and intuitive way of perceiving information. HoloCube’s enhanced visual interaction promotes memory retention and also promotes health by encouraging users to move around. HoloCube can predict a user’s position through motion tracking, allowing them to have a natural relationship with holographic content.
Unlike many entertainment and wearable systems that tend to isolate people, the HoloCube aims to create a “social campfire” experience that brings people together around a piece
of technology. As brand new technology, most hologram systems run in the market of $10,000 or more, and lack interactive functionality. However, early contributors to H+ Technology’s Kickstarter campaign will be able to secure their own HoloCube Home Edition for as little as $500. More advanced HoloCube Pro editions that include the open-software developer kit, will run from $600 to $1,000. The crowdfunding campaign for HoloCube will launch on March 18, 2015, and will run for 35 days until April 23, 2015.