Magic leap is the future of augmented reality. With oven an $540 million in pocket and backing of giants like Google and QUALCOMM, many big names are to have a go in this future.
Magic loop intends to build a Google glass on steroids that can seamlessly blend computer-generated graphics with the real world. A headset packed with fiber optic projectors, crazy lenses and loads of cameras. An augmented reality that you’ll actually believe in.
Where did Magic Leap come from?
Magic Leap wasn’t originally a tech startup. Before four years magic Leap had a relationship between the Weta workshop, when augmented reality didn’t seem the aim, then magic leap claimed to be working with Weta on a graphic novel and a series of films.
But by 2011, Magic leap started looking a lot less like Abovitz rounding to friends to have some gathering. In may 2011, Magic leap became a corporation and following month it released an augmented reality app called hour Blue. It was its first step towards a new goal to bring film into physical world.
Magic Leap could kill screens by projecting directly into eye
Magic leap differs from other competitors by not revealing any insights except the output. It uses Dynamic Digitised Lightfield Signal which projects directly into eye so it hits retina. Contrast of what traditional projectors which would fire the light at a surface which bounces it back into eye.
This software is so smart that the demo videos show that light created in the virtual projects even bounce off real world items and create shadows where the final result is a seamless, real-looking projection.
By creating a headset that projects directly onto the retina there is no need for screens anymore. It also mean that’s everything can be adaptive so the display suits the information. Video examples show menus being scrolled as if they were on a physical wheel.
Patent applications rarely tell you what a company is actually working on only where it wants to legally stake a claim. Patents are hardly proof of anything, but they do give some idea of a company’s general areas of interest. Magic leap patents might explain how the company might go merely projecting images onto eyeballs making it 3D.
Believable augmented reality is hard. If you’re looking at the real world, your eyes are focusing at a variety of different distances. Because you need to see the real world, you obviously can’t have a projector covering the front of the glasses.
Magic Leap could change the face of gaming
One of the biggest applications of Magic leap is gaming. Just image how would it be to moving in a room playing game and not banging into thins. That is what augmented reality does, it makes the real unreal.
The fact that Magic leap unit appears to recognise hands means holding virtual objects like guns appears to be easy. Although perhaps a real-world prop will help in these instances.
Magic leap patent on treating colour blindness
A patent application for treating colourblindness with augmented reality filed by the secretive startup illustrated a new use of trendy but nascent technology. This shows an augmented reality device that can be used to diagnose and treat eye issues specifically colour blindness.
There are sensors that allow the device to figure out what colours a person can’t see. Then the device amplifies the wavelengths of light so it can apply a filter so none of the colours overlap.
From their approach it is pretty clear that they don’t need anyone for too long. They’re hiring hardware engineers to rapidly prototype and prepare factory tooling for a new version, one that several job postings hint will rely on smartphone style mobile components and the android operating system to do this job’