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Magic Leap

In October 2014, Magic Leap announced it had raised $542,000,000 in funding from a group including Google, Qualcomm, the world’s leading phone chipmaker, Andreessen Horowitz, KKR, and Legendary Entertainment.

With this amount of investment this company is certainly one to watch.

You can get an idea about what they’re up to by examining details contained in a number of patents applied for by the company including:

PLANAR WAVEGUIDE APPARATUS WITH DIFFRACTION ELEMENT(S) AND SYSTEM EMPLOYING SAME
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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY
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MagicLeap

So it would appear that they are producing a lightweight wearable AR/VR Headset which is likely to produce high-quality realistic images which may or may not be projected directly onto the retina.

More will become clear, in the meantime visit their website at

http://www.magicleap.com

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Microsoft HoloLens

The HoloLens is a product under development by Microsoft and is scheduled for release at the same time as their Windows 10 o/s. It provides functionality similar to other products in the realm of augmented and virtual reality – currently “hot” topics!

A hologram is an image of an object which is superimposed in your view of the real world. It is not a real object and cannot be felt or touched because it doesn’t have any mass. A user views the object using specially designed lenses or glasses which incorporate technology to create images on the lens surface. Some devices incorporate sound, through speakers, to provide a more immersive experience.

Microsoft HoloLens features see-through, holographic, high-definition lenses and spatial sound so you can see and hear holograms in the world around you. Complete with advanced sensors and a new Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) that understands the world around you, Microsoft HoloLens is able to run without any wires while processing terabytes of data from the sensors in real-time.

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Further information is available from the Microsoftwebsite at

http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us