Although 3D TVs might have grabbed all a headlines a decade ago during CES, a tech never found a useful encroachment into consumers’ homes. Not everybody has given adult on them, yet they demeanour a bit opposite now.
Light Field Lab, a Bay Area startup that emerged from secrecy dual years ago, wants to build holographic screens that capacitate viewers to see “volumetric” 3D though wearing special glasses. You won’t usually see abyss in a images, you’ll be means to physically pierce around a arrangement and see new perspectives of a action, giving we a prodigy that a digital calm is floating mid-air.
“Light field” record has had a severe go anticipating a approach to consumer markets. Lytro, that was building light margin constraint cameras, was bought by Google for a profession and Magic Leap was left to severely facilitate a resolution after being incompetent to miniaturize some-more strong arrangement tech into a initial product even after lifting billions.
Light Field Lab hopes that a tech advances they’ve done for light margin displays will be adequate to get consumers onboard eventually, yet a association positively has copiousness of residual problems from a 3D TV epoch that need new solutions.
For now, Light Field Lab isn’t focused on at-home light margin experience; rather, they wish to build a modular height that lets party venues smoke-stack together tons of their inclination to emanate outrageous 3D video walls that broach a really singular 3D experience.
It’s a confidant prospect, though a association now has millions of VC dollars to lift it out.
Light Field Lab announced currently that it has scored a $28 million Series A from Bosch Venture Capital and Taiwania Capital, with serve investment from Khosla Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Verizon Ventures and Comcast also investing, among others. Last year, a association lifted $7 million from Khosla Ventures and Sherpa Capital.
“Although Light Field Lab will primarily aim vast format location-based party venues, a chronicle of a holographic technologies will eventually be grown for a consumer market,” a press recover from a association reads.