Posted by Vidushi Vij | Last Updated: 27-Dec-17
The wait is over as the Magic Leap has finally unveiled its Augmented Reality or Mixed Reality headset prototype. Magic leap is a startup founded in 2011 by Rony Abovitz. He is also a creator of the Mako surgical assistant robot. Its board members are Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Alibaba executive chairman Joe Tsai. The company has kept is hardware secret for so long and it took them seven years to make the Magic Leap Augmented reality system.
The major challenge they faced was to shrink its product to goggle size. This year it has decided to finally launch magic Leap One in 2018 which projects 3D experiences into the real world. The goggle makes everything looks natural. The product has a pair of cyberpunk-y goggle, an external computer known as Lightpack, a controller, and a small battery. The controller looks the updated version of the Samsung Gear VR’s Wand. The AR headset accepts voice, head post, eye tracking, and gesture.
The company has not compromised with the performance of the product. The Magic Leap One uses light field display. The company has been able to gain funds worth $1.9 billion. The google has the display, audio and camera sensors in it. The google has a lot of cameras on the bridge as well as on the sides to track movements. The best thing is you can choose from the two sizes available and they could customise forehead, temple pads, and nose according to their preference.
Then all you have to do is connect the device to a round computer that clips to clip to a belt or shoulder pad, which makes everything work. The company is now working on to incorporate prescription lenses into the goggles. The goggle is designed in a way to utilize translucent cells called Photonic wafers that shifts photons around a nanostructure which in return creates light field signals. The Magic Leap One will Revolutionise the world of Augmented Reality