It appears to participate in L.E.A.P. conference last month may have been the most to demolish Magic Leap One personally, as the company has now uploaded most of the insider panels held at the Los Angeles event.
Just one day after releasing a first set of three panels held at the free event for registered participants, Magic Leap has added another five videos that give developers, creators and end users a deeper understanding of what the company is doing as one platform.
Perhaps the most fascinating video session is dedicated to using Magic Leap One for medical purposes. A presentation, provided by Skip Rizzo, director of the Medical Virtual Reality Laboratory at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) and Arno Hartholt, Head of R & D Integration at USC ICT and CTO at HIA Technologies, revealed the audience to a Magic Leap app called VITA (Virtual Interactive Training Agent).
Using virtual people, the app works to help high-performance people in the autism spectrum to train for successful interviews. Videodemo was a powerful example of how Magic Leap One can exceed the dynamic of gaming and media consumption alone. The VITA demo also provided an alternative way to see what kind of virtual people were featured by Magic Leap's MICA app.
Later during the same session, Stefan Vilsmeier, founder and CEO of Brainlab showed how Magic Leap One can be used during surgery to visualize internal organs to help surgeons improve their work.
Another particularly useful session was "Best Practices for the Working With Unity and Magic Leap" panel. The session featured several Magic Leap engineers and designers who review some of the details of how input and output works on Magic Leap One, and how to optimize apps to exploit these interactions (via the controller, handbags, main bags and instant moments). Update: Magic Leap seems to have downloaded this video.
And for those who may have been somewhat confused by the Magic Leap keynote session, which addresses Magicverse (the AR cloud cloud on a city scale), the "City to World Scale, XR Destinations" panel is a must see.
Moderated by Magic Leaps John Gaeta (the man who helped us bring The Matrix movies) included the Bei Yang panel, leading creative technology at Disney Imagineering, Niantic's CTO , Phil Keslin and Nancy Bennett, the chief artist of the Two Bit Circus.
Also available are presentations from Robin Hunicke, Creator for Emerging Platforms, Funomena, and the Creating Spatial Audio for Magic Leap panel with Magic Leap staff along with Sound Designers Stephanie Engelbrecht, Paul Corley from Sigur Rós and Bill Rudolph, sound designer at Skywalker Sound. 19659002] I have read a couple of cynical reviews by L.E.A.P. event, but these videos show that it was not just a promotion event for Magic Leap's products. It was a sincere and well-produced historical gathering that took place to investigate the future of increased reality.
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