TrueConf and Eyefeelit have debuted an innovative technology known as HoloLive, which has been designed to transform traditional video conferencing into immersive 3D experiences. Presented at the ISE 2024 event, HoloLive is a holographic telepresence solution that is capable of projecting a life-size 3D holographic image of a person or object in real-time, thereby enhancing the feeling of face-to-face interaction in virtual meetings. The technology promises to revolutionise how speakers collaborate in remote and hybrid events.
With the pandemic-induced shift to remote and hybrid work, relationship building has become a significant challenge for almost half of management, as per Microsoft's Work Trend Index report. Interestingly, the Holographic Display Market is projected to reach a worth of USD $9.76 billion by 2029, with 66% of leaders expecting immersive technologies to significantly impact global business in the coming decade, according to a Protiviti-Oxford survey.
As countries grapple with remote work and digital communication, solutions that bring a real-life feel to virtual interactions are highly valued. TrueConf and Eyefeelit paired their technologies, resulting in the birth of HoloLive. It offers real-time photorealistic interaction and pioneers an unprecedented video call experience. At ISE 2024, attendees could explore holographic telepresence and witness transatlantic 3D calls through demos at the TrueConf and Eyefeelit joint stand.
HoloLive is the product of Eyefeelit's advanced 4K transparent interactive screen and TrueConf VideoSDK. This special developer toolkit equips the technology with 4K UltraHD video conferencing capabilities. An impressive 2-meter-high box serves as the projection interface for the holographic image. The system offers a unique user experience; it projects three-dimensional images without the need for any special tools or 3D glasses.
For remote participants, creating a realistic sense of presence requires just a 4K camera, even from a smartphone, connected to a PC featuring installed TrueConf software. This setup then outputs the video stream on HoloLive's interactive screen. As a result, three-dimensional images are projected inside the box, offering detailed life-size pictures of people and objects. This technology facilitates natural conversations and real-life demonstrations and maintains eye contact, which is a vital aspect of effective communication.
HoloLive's use cases aren't limited to only corporate meetings. Hologram technology could serve various industries by adding a fresh perspective to digital communications. For instance, in the education and healthcare sectors, TrueConf-based HoloLive can be utilised for immersive training sessions, workshops and virtual consultations, thereby enabling interaction with 3D content. Moreover, in the entertainment and various business fields, holographic video calls can facilitate ultra-realistic remote performances, sales presentations and product demonstrations.
Notably, HoloLive also accommodates interaction with pre-recorded videos and provides a desktop version with a more compact dimension and cost. Thus, this innovative solution holds vast potential to revolutionise digital collaboration and virtual interactions worldwide in the post-pandemic era.