Is this what a Magic Leap AR headset might resemble?
(c)Magic Leap US patent filing
And while the patent’s been granted, The Verge and Mashable are reporting that Magic Leap’s VP of PR Andy Fouché has denied the design represents the fully finished product.
The company - which has received over $1.42bn from three funding rounds, according to Crunchbase - filed the patent for a headset design last May.
This means no one else can make, use or sell the invention, in this case for a period of at least 15 years.
Magic Leap’s investors include Alibaba, Google and Warner Brothers and its funding rounds made up a huge chunk of the last year’s total virtual reality investment.
It’s the first time Magic Leap has uncovered what a potential VR device might look resemble in some way. It's also filed a number of patents for various features in previous years.
Magic Leap’s very much focused on mixed reality, and from what we’ve seen so far it looks quite game-changing. Its digitised lightfield signal means its able to generate images indistinguishable from real objects, and allows people to place these in the real world. It’s calling this user experience ‘cinematic reality’ and has already released videos of what it may look like.
Whatever the company comes up with, we're really excited to see the finished product. What do you think of Magic Leap?
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