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    Visualising Breath

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012)

    London, UK, 10 - 12 July 2012


    Peter Hobson, Ivan Reid & Jayne Wilton


    The visualising of breath using digital in-line holography is challenging due to the issues of the relative scale of the human breath in relation to the recording area of the hologram. In this collaborative project between artist Jayne Wilton and physicists Professor Peter Hobson and Dr Ivan Reid a number of approaches, including the use of spatial filtering (Hobson and Hong 1988), are being used to record the human breath.

    The use of holography to capture vapour bubbles is well documented. Bubbles clearly can be containers of breath, yet the investigators are currently also exploring the impact of breathing into an air chamber rather than through a liquid. A variety of methods are being examined ranging from breathing into a cloud generated by liquid nitrogen and breathing into a chamber of fine particles to allow the holographic visualisation of the trajectory of the spent breath.


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