Magic Leap Secrets are Leaking...
As we already announced last year (read here) Magic Leap is on its way to revolutionize the mobile display industry. Google was excited enough in Magic Leap to invest over a half billoin USD on it - and to put his own R&D boss at the helm.
Recent patents issued by the Florida based company boss Rony Abovitz reveal some interesting details about the secretive technology behind Magic Leap. We already know that Magic Leap glasses will project 3D stereoscopic images directly on your retina with super-tiny fiber optics projectors. Now , we have some patent images of the future device.
What Magic Leap Can Do
According to Rony Abovitz, Magic Leap CEO and founder,Magic Leap's mission is to 'develop and commercialise...the most natural and human-friendly wearable computing interface in the world.'
The headset connects to a network, which then connects to a so-called 'passable world model.' This model is created using a database of objects and 'object recognisers'. Sensors can also track the wearer's location and position, to make sure images are overlaid on the real world as accurately as possible, with the correct depth and proportions. Buttons on the visor could act like a 'home screen', to take wearers to menus, for example. While other sensors could recognise finger commands such as focus, copy, select, back or cancel, and right clicks.
Will Magic Leap outclass Microsoft Hololenses, Oculus Rift, or Samsung VR glasses? We will know before end of 2016...
Big Names Invest in Magic Leap
Google owns the lion's share of Magic Leap shares, but other investors included Qualcomm, the world's leading phone chipmaker, Andreessen Horowitz, KKR, and Legendary Entertainment.