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DHS To Deploy Holographics At Super Bowl

Holographic-based security systems are being used even though the products involved won't be available publicly for some months.

Intrepid Defense & Security Systems on Tuesday said the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will use its LifeVision3D holographic technology to protect football fans attending Super Bowl XL at Detroit's Ford Field.

Super Bowl XL marks the first time a security agency has deployed the technology, which isn't scheduled for public release for months. "We will have two live cameras attached to our system on the Homeland Security vehicle," said James Fischbach, Intrepid's chief executive officer. "I'm not sure what application they will use because they are not letting us know. We showed them four."

The applications range from face-recognition to underwater detection. They are based on three-dimensional full-motion holography. Two light streams, discrete left eye and right eye signals, are transmitted into Intrepid's platform that projects on a holographic screen.

The holographic screen sends two signals to "a point in space in front of the screen." When a person looks at the light streams they appear to converge without 3-D glasses.

It took Intrepid's engineers more than a decade to develop the technology. It's finally at a point where computers, graphic boards and projectors have matured enough to package the platform into a system, Fischbach said.

There are plans to take it into the commercial sector. Some of the applications include color night vision, surveillance from satellites and underwater, flight-training simulation, video games, space exploration and surgery.

"In California there is a company that has a robot that does surgical procedures, and we linked out technology to the robotic arms with two microscopic cameras and was able to watch the live prostate surgery in 3-D," Fischbach said. "This is 3-D floating in the air where you can put your hands through it."

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