Designed a company (PORTL), headquartered in Los Angeles, is a phone booth-size device that broadcasts live holograms to your living room as a new way of communicating during a pandemic.
The device allows users to speak in real time using 3D live holograms Dimensions are life size for someone else.
Machines can also be equipped with technology to enable interaction with recorded live holograms of historical figures or relatives who have died.
PORTL is seven feet (2.1 meters) long, five feet (1.5 meters) wide and two feet (0.6 meters) deep.
The device can be plugged into a standard wall outlet. Also, anyone with a camera and white background can send a hologram to the device.
The company’s CEO, David Nussbaum, said:David Nussbaum), Who previously worked for a company that developed a hologram of Ronald Reagan for the ex-president’s library: If you weren’t there, you could be there digitally.
Nussbaum added: We are able to connect families with their military members who have not seen each other for months, people from opposite coasts, or anyone who is socially distancing to fight the Coronavirus.
PORTL device prices start at $ 60,000, a cost that Nussbaum expects to decrease over the next five years.
The company also plans to develop a smaller laptop computer at a lower price early next year.
The devices can be equipped with artificial intelligence technology from the Los Angeles-based company (StoryFile) to produce hologram recordings that can be archived.
And the cost of adding this feature to the (PORTL) device is about 25 thousand dollars at least.
Companies are promoting the device to museums, which could allow visitors to ask about a 3D image of a historical figure, and families in order to record information for future generations.
Heather Smith said (Heather Smith), CEO of (StoryFile): People may feel as though they are having a conversation with a recorded hologram.
She added: You feel their presence, you see their body language, you see all of their nonverbal cues, and you feel as if you actually spoke to this person even though he was not there.
It is mentioned that holograms or holography represent an imaging technique that records the light emitted from an object, and then displays it in a way that shows the three dimensions of the object.