From 1997-2009, Actuality Systems, Inc. developed hardware- and software-based visualization products for medical imaging, the earth sciences (oil and gas), and consumer electronics. Actuality's flagship 3-D display, Perspecta, provides hologram-like
Spatial 3-D full-color and full-motion images that occupy a volume in
space. Users experience an all-encompassing 360 degree view and
simultaneous multi view collaboration without goggles or any assistive
device. Actuality also provides new functionality to various medical applications using its Visualization and Applications Platform (VISAP), for example, in the field of radiation-based cancer therapy planning. Further, the firm is developing "aerial" 3-D displays for future consumer applications.
Actuality’s partners include: Rush
University Medical Center, New England Medical Center, The Mayo Clinic, National Institutes
of Health, Kyoto University, Nissho International, Purdue University,
University of Toronto, NASA, the U.S. Army, two of the world's largest
oil companies, and others.