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Field of View in Augmented Reality: Magic Leap 2's Advantages


Field of view is important in augmented reality both in terms of presenting the most natural view in the real world, whilst also overlaying key digital content.

The key is the seamless integration of the digital content with the real world, creating a harmonious blend of virtual and physical elements. It signifies the perfect alignment of the augmented reality experience, where the Magic Leap 2 fov encompasses both the natural surroundings and the display overlay of important digital information.

Just like a bridge connecting two worlds, the connection between the physical and the digital, allowing users to interact with virtual objects and information in a way that feels natural and intuitive.

Before we talk about the different use cases and the science behind why field of view is crucial, watch this rough video which shows some key differences including :

  • Magic Leap 2 field of view compared to Microsoft HoloLens and Navigator 500

  • You can see the very real difference in the additional context gained with the Magic Leap 2's 70% field of view.

  • In essence this field of view advantage translates into increased everyday user acceptance




The Field of View - Focus on Camera

The field of view (FOV) of a camera in augmented reality devices, like Magic Leap 2, is a crucial aspect that directly impacts the user experience .

A wider FOV allows you to perceive digital content more naturally and seamlessly integrated into your surroundings with a clear vision.


Use Cases where Field of View is important are:

  • Training 

  • Education 

  • Remote Assistance 

  • Guided Workflows - Manufacturing and Engineering

  • Data Visualisation 

  • Building Management 

  • Digital Twins



In the PBC Linear case study, Tim LeCrone talks about the the new employee relaxing on day one of the training on a new machine, when "they realised they were following detailed instructions while learning the machine'.

That impression would not have been possible with a limited field of view device or fewer headset capabilities. With optical improvements and a range of beneficial product specifications, the ML2 was the perfect solution.

PBC Case Study highlights or takeaways are that they:
  • Saved 20% on material wasted in production

  • Saved over $19,000 per new employee 

  • Which translated into a 5.7 X payback on their Magic Leap investment

  • Training times reduced from 6 weeks to 1 day, a 97% saving.



The learning methodologies with the greatest impact in current educational systems are those that confront students with a real situation that they have to solve using acquired theoretical knowledge. 

This is a game changer for education, the ability to put students in a learning situation where they are confronted with a problem to fix, and in fixing it they learn.

  • Not from a book

  • Not from a lecturer 

  • But wearing an Augmented Reality device like Magic Leap 2 with a wide 70% diagonal field of view so they can:

    • See the real world problem 

    • And at the same time consult digital tools that help them solve the posed problem.

"Augmented Virtual Reality: How to Improve Education Systems" - Manuel Fernandez, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain >> Read Here


Remote Assistance

Albeit a HoloLens Case Study, Mercedes Benz Central Support had a huge issue dealing with Dealer Technicians and complex cars trying to resolve "In Dealer, In Real Time, Technicians issues with complicated cars"

Simply trying to:

  • Visualise what the dealer technician was trying to explain as the fault
  • Then guiding them where to look to address the fault.
  • IE Getting on the same page was a nightmare with Old School laptop's, Manuals, telephones or video sessions. 
  • The technicians in the dealership switched to Augmented Reality devices where the remote expert could dial into the headset and see the issue themselves was much easier to do.
  • Then they simply "point" the Technician where to look, what to access
  • Dealers can now often have two or three technicians helping them, in different parts of the world, who specialise in different areas like, software, electrical or hydraulics.

The key here is a wide field of view (70% Diagonal Magic Leap 2) lets you visualise both the problem, and consult digital information and be guided through the same lens, so much easier. 


Guided Workflows - Manufacturing and Engineering

In manufacturing, workflows are being used to eliminate "Human Error" which according to Salvador S. Agati Electrical Eng. Department Santa Catarina St. University Joinville, Brazil in the document he wrote with his three colleagues, The 2020 22nd Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality (SVR) cause 70-90% of the issues that lead to:

  • High Waste levels 

  • Slower production times 

  • High cost

  • Low productivity

Download their paper here

Using Augmented Reality to eliminate human error, guiding workers has the opportunity to remove a significant proportion of errors and the high costs that are connected with them, with many added benefits for enterprise.

In the PBC case study the "waste" element dropped 20% - Magic Leap 2 Case Study

In the HoloLens case study where Lockheed Martin used the HoloLens to remove the need to refer to manuals and use measuring processes to locate 57,000 fasteners on the Orion Space Rocket, the technicians reduced the time to execute by 90.7%.

Literally what they got done in 8 x 8 hour shifts they now achieved in 6 hours. The Field of View being able to look at the rockets hull and see a diagram showing the fasteners and where they needed to go, removed 90.3% of the time taken to complete the task.

Having a 70% diagonal field of view therefore puts the Magic Leap 2 in a powerful competitive position to remove cost.


Building Management and Digital Twins

A wide field of view, like the 70% the Magic Leap 2 possesses is crucial for Building Management Systems and visualising the building from different perspectives. 

A key document that covers the use of AR in digital twins is Visualisation of the Digital Twin data in manufacturing by using Augmented Reality by Zexuan Zhu, Chao Liu, Xun Xu Download Here

Here the team see the advantages of market leading AR devices and hand guiding, handsfree and wide field of view as significant advantages in deploying AR in digital twins.


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