There is still a lot of mystery enshrouding the Magic Leap even though it already has amassed billions in funding, as well as the cooperation of board members such as Sundar Pichai and Peter Jackson. People have known that the augmented reality tech makes use of a self-contained, high-resolution AR headset that is able to seamlessly insert digital elements into the real world. A similar technology can be found through Microsoft’s Hololens. There is already a patent application and even an amazing gaming concept video for the device. However, there is now a new demo that has been revealed to the world to allow us to gaze upon new information regarding the augmented reality tech.
Magic Leap Presents New Demo on More of its Features
The company that made, or is making the Magic Leap is doing a significant step by doing their first press demo. However, Wired did not say what the product looks like or how it exactly worked. Furthermore, there were no dates pertaining to its release that were disclosed to the public. Nevertheless, the additional clues that were given within the press demo does give more information about the device and the technology surrounding it.
First, Rony Abovitz, CEO, prefers to call the technology being brought by the Magic Leap AR Headset as “mixed reality” as opposed to calling it augmented reality. Abovitz states that the product does differ from other augmented reality systems such as Meta AR or the Microsoft Hololens. In order for the device to create an illusion of the depth, these rival products will use beam-splitting technology in order to reflect light into the user’s eyes. While it can be deemed as eye-candy, it can be quite difficult to focus on near and far objects.
With Magic Leap, on the other hand, it will make use of a “three-dimensional, wafer-like component that has very small structures in it, and they manage the flow of photos that ultimately create a digital light-field signal,” as per Abovitz. His statement does not clear many of the questions lingering in our heads that much. However, according to its patent, the company has installed some kind of fiber-optic projection which stimulates how light naturally gets into our eyes. This would let users focus on near and far objects more naturally. Additionally, the system does away with the “screen door” effect which is more commonly found in Virtual Reality displays, according to a report from Wired.