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AR/VR Weekly | Sept. 18, 2019

Don't call it a pivot -- though in this case, it wouldn't even be a pivot from much of a market -- bu
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Don’t call it a pivot – though in this case, it wouldn’t even be a pivot from much of a market – but Magic Leap is getting into the health business.
Late last week, our Jeremy Horwitz reported that Magic Leap is working with five companies to bring its spatial computing platform, Magic Leap One, to “labs, clinics, and even hospital operating rooms.”
VR has made inroads in health care for some time now. Magic Leap’s $2,300 price puts this AR headset outside the reach of the average consumer. But it’s finding a niche in the enterprise, and now, it’s looking to expand.
I don’t know what effect this will have on Magic Leap’s potential for an entertainment device – the price does more to hurt this than anything else could. But I do find it encouraging that other industries are looking at giving Magic Leap’s tech a shot. 
After all, higher adoption rates could lead to more innovation as customers give Magic Leap feedback – and maybe a future version will be better suited – and better priced – for home use. 
For AR/VR coverage, send news tips to Dean Takahashi and Jeremy Horwitz. Please send guest post submissions to Rowan Kaiser. Please be sure to visit our AR/VR Channel.
–Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor

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