A Japanese electronics company called Pioneer announced an unusual new product: a “compact” full-color printer for making 3D holographic images late last year. Now the printer offers a new function that turns flat ultrasound images of fetus into 3D holograms. The capability, which takes two hours, was demonstrated last month at the Optics and Photonics exhibition in Yokohama, Japan, and captured on video by DigInfo TV:
The product wont be available to to the consumers soon as the Pioneer last year said that the printer itself was just a research and development project without any concrete plan for commercialization. It’s unclear for now if Pioneer has any plans to make this new ultrasound hologram printing service available outside this video demo and if so, when and where, but
we’ve reached out to the company for more information and will update
when we hear back.
Image credit: youtube Digi-info channel