The unveiling of Magic Leap One: Creator Edition provided some insight into how the device went from prototype to "final" design.
By comparing notes with the Rolling Stone article on Magic In conjunction with other reports of comparable milestones, we get a clearer picture of where industry leaders are at different times in relation to the Augmented reality development stood.
While the roots of the industry date back to 1997, our timeline begins with work on the headset, which brought augmented reality closer to public awareness in 2009. The pace of innovation is initially low, from 2014, the speed increases.
On September 8, DAQRI presents its industry-focused Smart Helmet with depth-of-depth sensor and 360-degree navigation cameras that enable object recognition and environmental mapping. 19659028] A Timeline of Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Displays from 2009 to Today ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>
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Lenovo also launches the Phab2 Pro, the first smartphone to support the Google Tango AR platform. Although it is not a headset, it is the first consumer device with depth sensors to enable room mapping and markerless tracking.
ODG is aimed at consumers and business customers, unveiling the R-8 for the former and the R-9 for the latter at CES in January. The company is following this up with a heavy industrial iteration of its R-7 model at AWE in June.
After overcoming production issues, Meta re-establishes shipment of Meta-2 orders during 2017, while the operating environment of the device, Meta Workspace, receives the Best in show receives.
Finally, the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition, an augmented reality headset connected to a portable computer, shown shortly before Christmas in pictures. The company also announces that it will begin shipping the device in 2018.
The unpopulated AR system costs $ 2,295 and consists of three components, the glasses (called Lightwear), the hip-mounted computer (Lightpack) and the remote control. Early reviews call it a better version of the HoloLens with a larger field of view, sleeker design, and a rugged software ecosystem.
What is the industry planning for 2018 and beyond? Look back, because we will update the timeline as it progresses.