The University of Western Ontario has achieved the first international holographic teleportation
The team explores how this futuristic technology can be used in the real world
Although technology can transport a person’s image across borders, it still cannot interact with touch.
What looked like something out of a Star Wars or Star Trek saga finally happened in a meeting room on the University of Western Ontario campus in Canada: a holographic teleporter, also known as a holoport, that is, say a combination of hologram and teleportation, which is when a hologram of a person or object is instantly transmitted to another location.
The alleged teleportation took place on the afternoon of July 27, when a small group of students from the Western Institute for Space Exploration (Western Space) gathered to witness and participate in what they believe to be the first international demonstration of a holoport.
“We had the incredible opportunity to demonstrate the world’s first two-way holographic teleportation. We transported a person from Alabama (USA) to London, province of Ontario (Canada)”, said Sirek, co-founder of the company Leap Biosystem, leader of the project.
The team, made up largely of undergraduates and medical students, is exploring how this futuristic technology can be used in the real world. Whether it’s people communicating or providing medical assistance and care in remote areas. Although the technology can transport a person’s image across borders, it still cannot interact with touch, which is a big part of a medical examination.
The technology involves a special camera, which creates a holographic image of a subject, which is then sent to a destination of your choice. The user on the other end uses a device called a hololenser, much like VR gaming headsets. Through the hololens, the individual can see the subject in its environment. If both wear the accessory, they can interact in their environment as if they were really close.
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