Epic PORTL hologram allows live interaction with it

Now one can mount Epic PORTL hologram allows live interaction with it. It looks like a kind of closet (or portal in reference to its name) and inside it contains a life-size person, but it is not real, it is a hologram. Epic PORTL allows you to mount a hologram anywhere it can be placed and plugged in , without the need for external lights or projectors. Virtual meetings taken to another level.

Epic PORTL is the new product of the PORTL company, just announced these days . The premise is to allow real-size holograms of people, for example in an office or even any house. Actually anywhere you can install this device over two meters high, one and a half wide and almost one meter thick.
Its appearance is very simple, it is a rectangular box with a transparent front face . It is through this front part that we will see the hologram that is created virtually inside. In the front frames, a series of sensors, speakers and a camera allow the public to interact with the hologram. You can even place 3D graphics to move with hand gestures.

And what about the hologram? It is intended to display life-size holograms of people standing or sitting inside “the box . ” In videos of the brand they demonstrate how they manage to record a person in a different place and transmit live the movements and aspects of the person in the hologram. In case video calls are not enough.
In other videos of the company we can see how they use it to show all kinds of characters, even animated characters:
Beyond promotional demonstrations, PORTL has already been used in real situations . In the past Comic Con 2019 the participants were able to try it out and become live holograms:
Chat with historical figures present in holograms.

In a new collaboration with StoryFile they now seek to use PORTL to create holograms also of people who have ceased to exist. StoryFile allows you to create animations of people (usually famous or historical) and at the same time interact with them . To do this, they create 3D models and, according to them, through artificial intelligence they allow them to interact with them or tell stories. Epic PORTL hologram allows live interaction with it and used in live interactions.
Few supports more interesting for this than a hologram like the one that manages to encapsulate an Epic PORTL box. Using archive images or pre-recorded images, StoryFile and PORTL allow you to display a hologram with which you can talk and converse . It is intended, for example, for the public to listen to stories of a historical person or ask questions knowing that they will receive an answer in return. They even have an app to test the system (on mobile and in 2D, of course).

Epic PORTL Hologram
Epic PORTL Hologram

As far as price is concerned, in statements to Reuters , the CEO of PORTL indicates that it has a starting price of about $ 60,000. They also prepare a smaller version and not a real scale of the people that will presumably be cheaper. That 60,000 can go up to about $ 85,000 if you add the collaboration with StoryFile to show relevant characters to interact with. Although the price may seem high, it would not be strange to start seeing this type of device at fairs, events, museums or public spaces in general. In fact, holograms are already used in public places like circuses.

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