A new type of hologram was developed by Chris Lowe and Cynthia Larbey form a company called Smart Holograms. Smart Holograms is a spin-off company from the Institute of Biotechnology at Cambridge University.
Smart Holograms’ first invention based on its technology is a syringe used to measure water content in aviation fuels. The syringe uses one of the company’s smart holograms that are built using hydrogels that shrink or swell in response to conditions of the environment.
Smart Holograms sees many other uses for its hologram technology from easier methods for diabetics to measure their blood sugar to detecting chemicals like anthrax giving security forces an easy to understand test result.