Basically anytime someone does something new with a hologram it grabs headlines, especially straight-out-of-sci-fi stuff like this new Star Wars-inspired phone that shows a holographic image of the person at the other end, or the prime minister of Turkey delivering a political speech as a hologram yesterday. That's a lot of fun and all, but one place where holographic research is making a practical impact, life-saving even, is the health care industry.
The portable holographic sensors can detect disease, drugs, hormones, etc. in your blood, breath, saliva, or tears, and change color when they sense something. Then you snap a picture of the colorful hologram with your smartphone to reference it against a color chart for the results. At this point, only certain medical professionals are using the smart holograms, but eventually researchers expect it could be mass marketed—the app will surely follow.
The holographic biosensors are made with hydrogel, a material similar to what contact lenses are made out of, infused with silver nanoparticles that with a laser pulse form a 3D holographic shape. When the sensor comes across an "indicator"—say, fluctuation of glucose level or hormone imbalance—the hyrdrogel grows or shrinks, which moves the layers of nanoparticles, which changes the color of the hologram. Boom.
Making holographic biosensors with nanoparticles and lasers, via Advanced Optical Materials
It's the same effect as the translucent shimmering of a butterfly's wings, or the holographic images on credit cards and banknotes that change color when you move the object or look at it from a different perspective. Only now the 3D image is "smart" enough to respond to changes going on your body.
Doctors, you can imagine, are pretty psyched on the idea, which is way easier and cheaper than than current high-tech medical sensing equipment. Each hydrogel sensor takes about one second and cost just 10 cents to make, and can be reused multiple times, so this could also have huge implications for diagnosing and treating disease in developing countries. If it’s made available to patients, it could also cut back on the follow-up doctors visits bloating health care costs.
"While these sorts of inexpensive, portable tests aren’t meant to replace a doctor, holograms could enable people to easily monitor their own health, and could be useful for early diagnosis, which is critical for so many conditions, " study author Ali Yetison said in a news release. The study was that can produce a hologram image of a patient’s heart, floating above their body, beating in real-time. (Or any organ for that matter.) The point is to use the hyper-accurate picture to help guide surgeons as they operate. Doctors can interact with the hovering hologram and see the body part change as they take their scalpel to the tissue.
The system works by feeding data from x-rays, ultrasounds, and MRI scans into a computer, which displays it as a 3D image, and then light-scattering technology projects it to a fixed point in the air. The company plans to launch the system next year, at which point, it claims, "science fiction has become science fact."blogging through squarespace blogging at college money off blogging blogging quizlet blogging like blogging beyond the classroom can you make more money blogging or vlogging blogging anonymously blogging from home jobs blogging startup blogging platform before blogging sites like medium blogging and making money blogging without a niche blogging sign up travel blogging during covid blogging without domain sign up blogging account blogging to win course review difference between blogging and website blogging like apps blogging translate into bengali over blogging definition in blog or on blog difference between blogging and vlogging blogging business blogging over blogging to make money online blogging through pinterest blogging events near me pro blogging tips blogspot bloggings by boz blogging with wordpress guest blogging off page blogging at work blogging as a career set up blogging site blogging without website blogging platforms like medium blogging like site blogging to the bank blogging like website covid-19 blog topics blogging with students turn blogging into career covid blog ideas blogging with google write off blogging expenses blogging over 50 blogging pro jobs blogging at 70 can i earn from blogging blogging step by step blogging in wordpress blogging at fl250 blogging takes off traduzione moving beyond blogging bloggingpro wordpress theme blogging through mobile blogging in past tense blogging over wine blogging with shopify blogging of e commerce blogging from home blogging blogging near philadelphia blogging classes near me earning thru blogging blogging at the limit blogging in education blogging by numbers blogging without showing your face blogging books blogging over thyme blogging through google blogging with wix makeup blogging blogging from paradise blogging of music blogging of cars can bloggers make good money blogging during war laptop for blogging under 40000 how to make money while blogging translate blogging into kannada difference between blogging and podcasting blogging in the elementary classroom blogging by email blogging boys blogging workshops near me difference between blogging and journalism blogging apps that pay meaning behind blogging blogging during covid 19 is blogging out of date blogging from ipad blogging through instagram difference between blogging and microblogging blogging without investment what do you mean by blog blogging comes under which industry pro blogging tips blogging from iphone blogging set up blogging with medium blogging at medium difference between blogging and social media difference between blogging and content writing blogging through wordpress blogging wrap up getting into blogging blogging through facebook considerations before blogging blogging of photography blogging by google blogging to promote your business blogging to win.com should i blog or vlog blogging of a product blogging best practices blogging groups near me is blogging out bloggingpro theme difference between blogging and affiliate marketing fall into blogging blogging coaching near me blogging to earn money psychology behind blogging building over blogging blogging from the heart blogging on google blogging vs blog blogging to relieve stress advantages of blogging over social media blogging during weight loss blogging in 2022 blogging at 40 is vlogging better than blogging know before blogging blogging behind the scenes blogging of computer blogging as a side hustle before blogging turning blogging into a business opposite of blogging blogging comes under which category blogging without wordpress blogging with notion blogging out meaning pro blogging idea blogging from scratch blogging of future blogging course near me blogging during a divorce blogging blast off beyond blogging blogging without writing blogging apps blogging by maya blogging in google blogging of art blogging under your own name blogging is dying out blogging about mental health secret behind blogging blogging as a business blogging through the fourth dimension blogging by definition blogging up meaning blogging past participle bloggingpro reviews blogging sites like tumblr in your blog or on your blog blogging over 40 tips before blogging blogging business ideas blogging from your phone blogging at 60 blogging by sophia lee