With image technology changing rapidly, mobile phone makers are no longer satisfied with clarity of vision and image stabilization. They are in fact moving from the two dimensional domain to the 3D arena. Therefore, it was not surprising when it was announced by the Indian IT giant Infosys that it had obtained patent from the US Patent and Trademark office for its Holographic mobile handset that will produce 3D images of films and games on the mobile phone. By 2010, we can safely expect to see the holographic mobile handsets powered by Infosys in our hands.
While the 3D imaging will definitely revolutionize the multimedia world in general and the gaming world in particular on the mobile phones but this application will have a further wider coverage. With satellite imaging or GSP becoming popular holographic imaging could help accident victims, doctors, paramedics and even teachers by capturing and relaying 3D images of car accidents, injuries, medical scans and educational aids from remote spots to central locations for necessary assistance.
This method of producing holographic imaging is based on the conversion of a series of 2D images taken with a camera into 3D holograms using algorithms called Fourier transformations to calculate the extra third dimension via the powerful onboard processor on the Infosys machine.