A hologram typically is a photographic recording of the light field than an image formed by a lens. Holograms are 3D images, which can be seen through naked eyes. Holography technology is majorly used in the healthcare and commercial sectors.

While the world is moving toward an increasingly digital future, where the lines between the virtual and physical worlds are blurring, holography technology is becoming more utilitarian than utoptian.

Holographic technology is changing the world of medicine. Now, one could see a 3D holographic image of the human heart. Further, the convergence of AR, VR, and AI with holography has made diagnosis more accurate and precise. Medical holography offers a better view of human anatomy and helps improve surgicial planning, medical education, and research and training.

Advancements in digital cameras, display technology, high-internet connectivity, and the convergence of AI technology, reconstruction of digital signals to furnish holographic images in real-time have opened new prospects for holographic imaging applications in the medical sector. Further, recent advancements in holographic systems provide non-invasive diagnostics to diagnose disease. Holography is widely applied in ophthalmology, orthopedics, and dentistry. Also, the increase in government investments, the growth in R&D activities, the adoption of new technologies, and the rise in healthcare products spend are likely to drive the healthcare market.

Increased Usage of Touchable Holographic Display

Touchable holographic display is a new technology, which enables the user to touch the projection mid-air. It is majorly used in medical (for medical imaging projectors and anatomical imaging), defense, consumer electronics, and other commercial sectors. Touchable holograms were conceptualized in 2015 by Tsukuba University, Japan. Currently, touchable holographic display sare being used in commercial applications at marketing and promotional events. Displair is a leading vendor in the touchable holographic display market.

Further, the integration of consumer electronic products with touchable holographic displays is likely to grow in the coming years says. Hence, touchable holography is expected to gain profits in the coming years due to high invest in R&D and growing demand and adoption of advanced displays technology

Increasing Use of Real-time Holographic Imaging

The global IT healthcare market is expected to reach $229 billion by 2020. Since 2011, over 1,200 venture capitalists have invested more than $14 billion in the US healthcare market for developing digital healthcare technologies.  Some of the major innovations in the healthcare industry include next-generation sequencing (NGS), 3D-printing, immunotherapy, artificial intelligence (AI), point-of-care diagnostics (POC), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), biosensors and trackers, convenient care, and telehealth. Therefore, holographic technology will revolutionize the healthcare industry by making treatment and diagnosis easier and more accurate and efficient. Holographic imaging will benefit doctors in visualizing abnormal or complex 3D structures such broken and displaced bones that can result in trauma.

Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at Toronto General Hospital’s Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) recently performed the first live medical procedure using real-time holographic imaging developed by Israeli company,RealView Imaging Ltd. The doctors used the device called as HOLOSCOPE-i and performed the world’s first valve-in-valve mitral valve procedure, a minimally invasive procedure that replaced a worn-out surgical valve. The device provides complete realistic, spatially accurate 3D in-air holograms. Such types of operation will the bring radical changes to the healthcare industry and will reduce the complexity and difficulty level of surgeries. Holographic imaging will provide surgeons and healthcare professional a clear footage of the organ or the affected part, thus helping in concluding accurate and precise inferences.

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