Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re helping operations troubleshoot an uncooperative machine or working on an improvement plan to decrease downtime or calculating the ROI of your maintenance team and its efforts. Suddenly, you remember that you have a meeting that is scheduled to begin in just a few minutes. So you stop what you’re doing, losing your train of thought, and run to the conference room so you can make an in-person appearance.
While no one is denying the importance of meetings, life would be much simpler if you could just beam yourself in, report your data, and then get back to work. Luckily holograms are here to help. It might sound like science fiction, but holographic technology can allow you to attend meetings, give presentations at industry events, and even meet with executives in other countries, all without having to leave your office. And one company is working to bring this cool tool to the masses.
Proto is a holographic communications company that created both the hardware and software necessary to make the everyday use of holograms a reality. The company is best known for its Epic life-sized hologram devices which allow a live subject to be beamed to any Proto device anywhere in the world. All you need is a camera or mobile phone to get started. A portable, tabletop version, the M, was recently launched for increased versatility. The technology has applications across industry from healthcare and retail to manufacturing and education. Watch the videos below to see the device in action.