Magic Leap 1 Devices
Last Revised: June 13, 2022
In this Learn More, we cover:
- Magic Leap 1 Sensors
- Magic Leap 1 Features
- Spatial Mapping
- Iris ID (Beta)
- Speech Commands
- Gestures (Beta)
- Analytics and Optimization
- Location Detection and Use
- Magic Leap World
- App Permissions
For information regarding Magic Leap’s first generation ecosystem or Spatial Mapping for Magic Leap 1, please refer to the “Learn Mores” for Magic Leap 1, available here
Magic Leap 1 Sensors
Overview: Magic Leap 1 devices use a variety of sensors:
- Peripheral Cameras: Outward-facing cameras on Magic Leap 1 devices collect wide view images of your surroundings in grey scale, which can be used, for example, to help determine the position of your head, refine spatial maps of your environment and measure light intensity around you.
- Depth Sensors: Depth sensors on Magic Leap 1 devices collect depth images of your surroundings, which can be used, for example, to build spatial maps of your environment (by identifying the relative distance of nearby objects), as well as to identify gestures made by your hands.
- Motion Sensors: Motion sensors in your Magic Leap 1 device measure the relative motion of your head and of the Control, which direction you are facing, and the speed and direction of your motions.
- Eye Cameras: Magic Leap 1 devices also have inward-facing cameras, which can be used, for example, to figure out where you are looking and, if you enable Iris ID, to authenticate you on your Magic Leap 1 device.
- Microphones: Microphones on Magic Leap 1 devices capture audio of your voice during video recordings, calls, and when you use voice-to-text dictation features and Speech Commands. The microphones also collect acoustic sound from the world around you, which can be used to help improve the spatial maps of your surroundings and create realistic digital sound effects.
- Picture Camera: Magic Leap 1 devices also have a picture camera that you can use to take pictures or videos of the world around you. Apps and certain Magic Leap platform features may also access the picture camera with your permission.
Storage of Sensor Data: Of all the raw data collected by Magic Leap 1 device sensors, only the depth images, audio, and picture camera content are designed to be collected by Magic Leap via our services, and then only if you have enabled the applicable service(s). All other raw sensor data is meant to remain on your Magic Leap 1 device.
Status Indicator: The external status indicator light on each Magic Leap 1 device provides certain information that helps to alert others about when certain Magic Leap 1 device sensors are capturing information. Additional information regarding the status indicator light on Magic Leap 1 may be found here.
Magic Leap 1 Features
Magic Leap 1 devices have several features that offer you choices around whether or how you use them. Depending on how you setup or use these features, we may collect additional information from your Magic Leap 1 device via our services. For example:
Spatial Mapping: Spatial maps are a critical part of the Magic Leap ecosystem and help Magic Leap’s platform enable interactions between digital content and your actual physical surroundings. To create spatial maps, Magic Leap 1 device sensors continuously scan your environment, process that information, and construct 3D representations of your area (which we refer to as spatial maps). Learn more about spatial mapping and your options for storing your spatial maps for Magic Leap 1 devices here.
Iris ID (Beta): Magic Leap 1 devices offer an optional hands-free unlock option through software designed to enable iris recognition. When you set up Iris ID on your Magic Leap 1 device, an algorithm will create a template from your iris that is designed to be unique to you. To create your template, the eye cameras capture images of your eyes. These images are then processed on the Magic Leap 1 Lightwear and run through proprietary algorithms to generate a template (i.e., binary data strings). Our Iris ID feature is designed to store your template encrypted in a restricted area of your Magic Leap 1’s Lightpack. Every time you use Iris ID, this template creation process is repeated and if the template is deemed to match the one generated at enrollment, your Magic Leap 1 device will be unlocked. Iris ID is designed for use only with the Magic Leap ecosystem – it is not designed to enable anybody to authenticate or identify you anywhere else. Iris ID enrollment is not mandatory and you may elect to continue to use only your passcode to restrict access to your Magic Leap 1 device. Magic Leap recommends you use at least a passcode to help protect your Magic Leap 1 device from unauthorized access. If you enable Iris ID, you still will be required to set up a device passcode and you will be required to enter your passcode at least once before you can use your iris to unlock the Magic Leap 1 device. Should you choose to no longer use Iris ID, you can change your settings at any time. You will need to authenticate with your passcode to make this change. When you disable Iris ID, the template stored on your Magic Leap 1’s Lightpack will be deleted.
Speech Commands: Magic Leap 1 devices offer Speech Commands, a speech-driven input methodology for performing system actions, such as changing the volume of audio, exiting an application or taking a camera capture, in place of using your Control. This setting is limited to use of speech as an input for system functions only and you can enable or disable it in settings at any time. If you enable it, your Magic Leap 1 device’s near-field microphone will be available to the system locally to wait for the wake phrase (“Hey Lumin”). Once the system recognizes the wake phrase, a voice clip (typically five-to-ten seconds in duration) will be recorded locally and analyzed by on-device software. Speech Commands are built with a preloaded library on your Magic Leap 1 device and do not function like speech-to-text dictation, so your Magic Leap 1 device should not recognize or respond to any audio or instructions other than the available Speech Commands. Speech Commands are designed to respond only to commands you speak (as opposed to commands spoken by others in the environment around you), by using techniques designed to filter out other speech. Processing to enable Speech Commands for system functionality is done locally on your Magic Leap 1 device. However, if you have chosen to share analytics data from your Magic Leap 1 device with Magic Leap, the resulting text strings and event success or failure data from your use of Speech Commands may be collected by Magic Leap. Speech Command data is not designed to be exposed to apps. Disabling Speech Commands in Settings will only affect your use of Speech Commands for system functions and will not impact your use of speech-to-text dictation (which can be used by selecting the microphone icon on the keyboard screen).
Analytics and Optimization
Analytics Data and Crash Reports (Subject to Your Settings)
- Device Usage Data: Device usage analytics data, including information about how you use your Magic Leap 1 device, such as volume levels, buttons pressed on the Magic Leap 1 device, and whether you are using accessories with your Magic Leap 1 device.
- Device and Software Performance Data: Other performance data regarding your Magic Leap 1 device and platform software (beyond the thermal and battery performance information we always collect, as described below) including data regarding the performance of algorithms and our Magic Leap 1 device operating system, such as the performance of our head pose algorithms, data regarding whether your Magic Leap 1 device is properly calibrated, data regarding performance of other aspects of the system, such as your Control for your Magic Leap 1 device, and power management performance. If you enable Speech Commands on your Magic Leap 1 device, this may also include the resulting text strings and event success or failure data from your use of Speech Commands.
- Eye Tracking Data: Eye tracking data may include eye measurements and information about where your eyes are looking when you use your Magic Leap 1 device, such as pupil measurements and pupil positions, cornea measurements and cornea positions, glint measurements, gaze, target, and vergence measurements. Magic Leap 1 device eye tracking data will not contain any images of your eyes or measurements of your eyes that we know could uniquely identify you.
- Crash Reports: Crash reports that Magic Leap receives include information about your Magic Leap 1 device and what it was doing at the time of the crash, which may include the content you were viewing immediately prior to the crash. Crash reports also include log files and other information regarding the performance of the app and Magic Leap 1 device operating system when the crash occurred.
Related Data (Always Collected)
Please note that, even if you do not elect to share analytics data and crash reports from your Magic Leap 1 device with Magic Leap, Magic Leap still collects certain related data via the services we provide for Magic Leap 1 devices, including:
- Information about the Wi-Fi router you connect to your Magic Leap 1 device, which includes MAC address, signal strength and similar connection data
- Information about the settings on your Magic Leap 1 device, including a list of paired Bluetooth devices, volume preferences, and which apps have received permission to access Magic Leap 1 device data or functionality, such as Magic Leap 1 device microphones or picture camera
- Log files when your Magic Leap 1 device connects to our services, including both those we provide as part of our system and via the apps we publish. This information includes access times, services used, hardware and software versions, device identifiers, and IP address
- Information about the apps you download and install to your Magic Leap 1 device from Magic Leap World, as well as the apps you start, stop, pause and resume
- Certain thermal and battery performance information from all Magic Leap 1 devices connected to our platform
- Information about use and performance of apps that Magic Leap publishes for Magic Leap 1 devices, including which features or screens you access, time spent in an app or a specific screen, and other usage information.
Location Detection & Use
- Detecting your time zone and date
- Enabling use of location-based features, such as locating your Magic Leap 1 device
- Making recommendations about apps popular in your area or otherwise personalizing your experience when you use Magic Leap products and services
- Using approximate location to analyze and understand device use trends
- Setting the location of your spatial maps if you enable cloud processing for spatial maps, which helps your Magic Leap 1 device determine when to map a new area and when to retrieve stored spatial maps
Magic Leap World
Magic Leap World is your gateway for downloading and updating apps for use on your Magic Leap 1 device. When you use Magic Leap World, Magic Leap collects information about the apps you download and install to your Magic Leap 1 device, as well as the apps you start, stop, pause and resume when using your Magic Leap 1 device.
First-party applications are those published by Magic Leap for use on your Magic Leap 1 device. When you use such apps, whether downloaded from Magic Leap World or pre-installed on your Magic Leap 1 device, Magic Leap collects any information you provide through these apps, such as feedback or other text. We also may collect telemetry and usage data from your use of such first-party applications, including features or screens you access, time spent engaging in an activity, interactions with other users and other usage information.
Magic Leap may make certain choices available to you in connection with some of the apps Magic Leap publishes for the Magic Leap 1 device. For example, Helio offers certain privacy features, such as the ability to clear your browsing history and cookies. Additionally, Social provides some privacy settings, including the ability to set which elements of your profile are visible to other users, to determine how discoverable you are to the Social community, and to set which users can contact you through Social
Third-party applications are those created and published by a party other than Magic Leap, for use on your Magic Leap 1 device, whether through Magic Leap World or otherwise. We require app publishers to provide notice of their privacy practices to our users via Magic Leap World, so we encourage you to review those privacy policies for information about how they will use and share the information they collect.
While some information from your Magic Leap 1 device is shared automatically with third-party apps that you choose to install on your Magic Leap 1 device, you may also choose to share other information with the providers of those third-party apps. Please refer to the App Permissions for Magic Leap 1 section below to learn more about the choices you may have with respect to the data that apps on your Magic Leap 1 device may be able to access.
Data Available to all Apps on Magic Leap 1
Access to certain of these types of information may be disabled by you through your Magic Leap 1’s device settings. If you do not wish to share information with an app provider, do not download apps from that provider.
Below are examples of the types of information that are automatically shared with apps on Magic Leap 1 devices.
- Internet: Apps will be able to access the internet connection your Magic Leap 1 device is using, however, Magic Leap’s platform is not designed to share any information about your connection such as SSID (Network Name) or BSSID (MAC Address).
- Spatial Maps: Apps will be able to access the spatial map of your surroundings while the apps are running on your Magic Leap 1 device, including while in the background. Apps need this information to display within and interact with your environment.
- Perception: Apps will be able to access your eye tracking data (including the direction of your gaze and a numerical representation of your pupil size), hand positions, certain motion information (such as the speed and direction of your motions), gestures, and Control positions from your Magic Leap 1 device. Some perception information, such as head position, motion and eye tracking are accessible by all apps running on your Magic Leap 1 device, including while in the background. Apps use this information, for example, to understand when and how you are interacting with the apps.
- Other: Apps will also be able to access other, less sensitive data and features, such as battery percentage, the ability to upload and download data in the background, digital rights management certificates, mechanisms to complete in-app purchases and media player integration information from your Magic Leap 1 device.
Data Available with Permissions on Magic Leap 1
A third-party app is required to request access to this type of data before the app may access the information for the first time. If you wish to change which permissions you have granted a third-party app, you can do so through your Magic Leap 1 device’s settings at any time.
Below are examples of the types of information that require your permission for third-party apps to access on your Magic Leap 1 device.
- Camera: Granting this permission allows an app to access the picture camera on your Magic Leap 1 device for the purposes of capturing images and video, and for some limited computer vision processing use cases (such as a QR code or for purposes of overlaying filters on faces or objects).
- Microphone: Granting this permission allows an app access to your Magic Leap 1 device’s near field and far field microphones to capture audio streams.
- Local Area Network: Granting this permission allows an app to access any Local Area Network to which you have connected your Magic Leap 1 device.
- Identity: Granting this permission allows an app to query certain Magic Leap ID profile information from your Magic Leap 1 device. You will be able to choose what attributes you expose to an application.
- Location: Granting this permission allows an app to query your Magic Leap 1 device’s geolocation.
- Object Data: Granting this permission allows an app on your Magic Leap 1 device to query object data reflected in your spatial maps.
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