Magic Leap One: details about field of vision & control, first appearance on TV

The developer conference Unite Berlin has produced fresh information about Magic Leap One. What’s new about augmented reality glasses?

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For some time now we have known about the promising Augmented Reality glasses Magic Leap One. However, the start-up company Magic Leap, which is behind the project, has so far practised secrecy. At this year’s Unite Berlin 2018, the developer has now revealed news about its HMD.

“Less is more”: Glasses with a limited field of vision

At the developer conference, the headset’s field of view, apparently quite limited, was discussed. Brian Schwab of Magic Leap’s Interaction Lab did not give a concrete figure but expressed his conviction that less is more in the AR context.

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“The real world is the protagonist in every experience. By using fewer pixels, each pixel is magical. When I have a lot of things in front of me, I watch a bunch of pixels. If I look at the real world, I have more real anchor points, which makes each pixel much more magical.

As already known, the Magic Leap One is designed to detect the position of the head, hand and eyes. The TAMDI model (target, acquisition, manipulation, deactivation, integration) will be used to process this data, which uses corresponding inputs for interaction with virtual elements.

Although the headset recognizes about eight different hand gestures, the developer emphasizes the importance of the Magic Leap controller. According to Schwab, when inputs require high precision or take place outside the field of vision, it is an indispensable alternative to gesture control, especially since the built-in motor provides haptic feedback.

Strange first appearance on Brazilian TV

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It is still unclear when we will be able to see the Magic Leap One in action. But it is precisely on Brazilian television – and thanks to the Portuguese language incomprehensible to large parts of the world – that AR glasses have recently made a rather first.

At the developer conference, the headset’s field of view, apparently quite limited, was discussed. Brian Schwab of Magic Leap’s Interaction Lab did not give a concrete figure but expressed his conviction that less is more in the AR context.

“The real world is the protagonist in every experience. By using fewer pixels, each pixel is magical. When I have a lot of things in front of me, I watch a bunch of pixels. If I look at the real world, I have more real anchor points, which makes each pixel much more magical.

As already known, the Magic Leap One is designed to detect the position of the head, hand and eyes. The TAMDI model (target, acquisition, manipulation, deactivation, integration) will be used to process this data, which uses corresponding inputs for interaction with virtual elements.

Although the headset recognizes about eight different hand gestures, the developer emphasizes the importance of the Magic Leap controller. According to Schwab, when inputs require high precision or take place outside the field of vision, it is an indispensable alternative to gesture control, especially since the built-in motor provides haptic feedback.

Strange first appearance on Brazilian TV

It is still unclear when we will be able to see the Magic Leap One in action. But it is precisely on Brazilian television – and thanks to the Portuguese language incomprehensible to large parts of the world – that AR glasses have recently made a rather bizarre first appearance.

As the website Next Reality reports, this memorable premiere has a very simple background: the Brazilian media conglomerate Grupo Globo, which is behind this TV channel, was involved in the financing of Magic Leap One worth millions.

The Magic Leap One is supposed to be launched in 2018. The manufacturer has not yet given a price and an exact publication date. However, he does want to provide the developer platform Magic Kit, which is not unlike the mobile toolkits ARCore and ARKit to provide important tools for AR development.

What do you think about the news from Magic Leap? Will you keep an eye on the augmented reality glasses? Discuss with us in the comments!

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