This is how complex anatomical concepts used to be taught:
But with the advent of lightfield displays and corresponding software, complex medical and scientific simulations can now be presented holographically.
Like in this example by Holoxica, using a Looking Glass desktop holographic display:
Or in this example developed by Simulia, based on CT-scans of an actual beating heart running in a Looking Glass Pro:
Concepts that used to require years of study, like the vasculature of a premature heart or the intricate three-dimensional detail of the inner ear, can now be understood instantly, essentially giving medical students around the world the ability to have living specimens in front of them, instantly accessible at any time.
This sort of holographic application class is growing rapidly and I believe we will soon see lightfield displays sitting in most of the medical schools around the world, right next to wondrous references from the past like Gray’s Anatomy.
Next up, #27: Architecture
*this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where Missy Senteio and Shawn Frayne of Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display each day.