We know Holograms from Hollywood movies like Iron Man, Star Wars or Blade Runner. But also some Startups and corporations are working under high pressure to develop spatial co-presence systems. MagicLeap, which recently made a name for itself with their MagicLeap One platform, has now acquired the Belgian startup Mimesys to make holograms a reality in their system.
Mimesys has developed one of the leading spatial co-presence platforms and is working on a volumetric display system that projects fully holographic images in augmented reality. The integration into the MagicLeap platform provides the company with suitable hardware for its spatial co-presence application.
Mia explores the Magic Leap Headset at the MIMESYS headquarters in Belgium (Source: MagicLeap)
The AR glasses from MagicLeap, the MagicLeap One, were delivered in August as Developer Edition for 2,295 dollars. Since then, Mimesys has also developed software for the glasses on the platform. The first demos, as the video above shows, already look very impressive, but quickly remind of the holoportation of Microsoft.
With the Mimesys platform, users who are spatially far apart can interact with realistic holographic images by projecting them into a room as 3D persons. The platform also allows the user to interact with rendered objects in space, supporting spatially independent collaboration.
“The spatial co-presence platform the Mimesys team has created is remarkable and we are thrilled to have them as part of our team. We look forward to further expansion of co-presence and collaboration tools on the Magic Leap platform.” -- Omar Khan, Magic Leap’s chief product officer
With the acquisition of Mimesys, MagicLeap extends its existing application “Avatar Chat”, which already allows users to hold virtual meetings using Augmented Reality. However, the spatial co-presence systems make this experience even more realistic and are intended to enhance the feeling of a real meeting.
Mimesys wants its platform to provide an impressive holographic experience that processes both room data and user data. It remains to be seen how the application will ultimately work on MagicLeap One.
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