Ikin, Inc., a San Diego, CA-based holographic eco-system company, raised $5M in seed funding.
Led by Joe Ward, CEO, and Taylor Griffith, CTO and Founder, Ikin is advancing an eco-system in which people will be given tools to create, interact, touch and feel holographic environments.
This new form of Holographic Augmented Reality (HAR), will be called RYZ and will utilize a new visual environment technology called ‘photon mapping’.
The RYZ platform will provide every user and developer the ability to map volumetric holographic projections over analyzed environments, creating a new visual experience and will allow them the ability to manipulate their personal environments.
RYZ will enable immersive free-standing holograms with lifelike sharpness of light to be generated from the user’s smartphone that can be recorded and replayed. The holograms will be volumetric and manipulatable, giving people the opportunity to interact with 3D images as if they were real life objects.
It will also give consumers the opportunity to convert any 2D image into a 3D Hologram. All texts, photos and videos can be converted through RYZ into holograms.