Pre-production version of Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display smart glasses ships. MR devices often use the term ‘hologram’ to describe the heightened visual reality they provide and use diffractive optics as a waveguide in the headset.

Holoxica creates the first 3D digital holographic display of the human brain’s fibre pathways and connections from a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, paving the way for the use of holography in medical imaging and diagnostics.

SURYS launches OptoFoils, combining encrypted holograms and smartphone authentication.

ThinFilm and Holoptica develop holographic label with integrated NFC tag.

De La Rue acquires DuPont Authentication for $25 million.