Leap Motion Teases Prototype ‘Collapsible’ User Interface for AR Headsets

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Leap Motion, the company behind the hand-tracking depth sensor, recently tweeted out another through-the-headset view of a prototype UI, this time centered on how some simple elements might work in the “augmented office” of the near future.

Leap Motion Releases Major Tracking Update and New Demos to Show It Off

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Leap Motion builds the leading markerless hand-tracking technology, and today the company revealed a update which they claim brings major improvements “across the board.” Image courtesy Leap Motion.

Report: Apple Nearly Acquired Leap Motion but the Deal Fell Through

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According to a report from Business Insider , earlier this year Apple was on the verge of acquiring Leap Motion, but the deal fell through days before it was expected to close. Founded in 2010, Leap Motion develops leading optical hand-tracking software.

Leap Motion Reveals First Extended Demo Shot Through North Star Headset

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Back in April Leap Motion first revealed North Star , a prototype AR headset that’s designed to replicate the features of a future high-end AR headset, as a platform for experimentation. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

Leap Motion ‘Virtual Wearable’ AR Prototype is a Potent Glimpse at the Future of Your Smartphone

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Leap Motion , a maker of hand-tracking software and hardware, has been experimenting with exactly that, and is teasing some very interesting results. Keiichi Matsuda (@keiichiban) March 22, 2018. Keiichi Matsuda (@keiichiban) February 28, 2018.

VRgineers to Integrate Leap Motion Hand-tracking into its Wide FOV VRHero Headset

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Enterprise VR headset manufacturer VRgineers and Leap Motion , the company behind its eponymous optical hand tracker, announced they’re working together to embed Leap Motion’s tech into professional-grade VR headsets.

Leap Motion Looks To Combine AR & VR With ‘Mirrorworlds’

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Leap Motion dreams big with an ambitious new project that could open ‘alternative dimensions of reality, layered over the physical world.’. The post Leap Motion Looks To Combine AR & VR With ‘Mirrorworlds’ appeared first on VRScout.

Leap Motion Announces Open-Source AR Dev Kit ‘Project North Star’

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If you’re looking to add accurate hand-tracking technology to your VR or AR experience, there are few options outside Leap Motion technology. The post Leap Motion Announces Open-Source AR Dev Kit ‘Project North Star’ appeared first on VRScout.

Leap Motion Teases ‘Augmented Office’ With Project North Star AR Dev Kit

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With Leap Motion’s Project North Star set to hit the streets in the coming months, the American-based hand-tracking depth sensor manufacturer has officially begun teasing the various ambitious design concepts made possible by the open source AR development kit.

AR From an Architect’s Perspective, Spatial Computing, & Leap Motion’s North Star AR HMD

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Keiichi Matsuda went from being a dystopian filmmaker to becoming the Vice President of Design at hand-tracking company Leap Motion. — Kent Bye VoicesOfVR (@kentbye) April 9, 2018.

Leap Motion tracking v4 sample apps show how Virtual Reality UX should be made

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This is because Leap Motion has announced its v4 version of the tracking runtime and with it three demos to showcase the new tracking functionalities: Cat Explorer, Particles, and Paint. A great job by Leap Motion engineers!

Leap Motion Shares Amazing Demo of Augmented Reality Table Tennis with AI Opponent

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Hand tracking technology company Leap Motion has built a stunningly fluid augmented reality ping-pong game that not only showcases the capabilities of its open source Project North Star augmented reality headset, but also demonstrates how artificial intelligence can elevate immersive experiences.

Leap Motion’s New North Star Demo Brings Table Tennis To AR

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Leap Motion has found a new use for its open source AR headset, North Star; table tennis. Tagged with: leap motion , Project North Star Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Leap Motion’s New North Star Demo Brings Table Tennis To AR appeared first on UploadVR.

Leap Motion Reveals Project North Star, an Open-source Wide FOV AR Headset Dev Kit

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Over the last few weeks, Leap Motion has been teasing some very compelling AR interface prototypes, demonstrated on an unknown headset. Leap Motion plans to open-source the design of the device, which they’re calling Project North Star. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

Leap Motion VP: ‘AR And VR Will Have To Make Do With Sound And Vision For The Foreseeable Future’

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We’ve seen some incredible things emerging from Leap Motion since the company hired visionary filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda last year as a vice president leading a new London research studio. So how does Leap Motion’s technology fit into the AR/VR market?

VRgineers Reveals Improved ‘XTAL’ Professional Headset with Auto IPD Adjustment & Leap Motion

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VRgineers , a Czech-based startup building enterprise VR headsets, today revealed their new ‘XTAL’ headset, an improved version of their prior VRHero “5K” headset, which is smaller, lighter, and builds Leap Motion’s hand tracking tech directly into the headset.

Leap Motion Jumps Into AR With Project North Star Headset/Platform

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Over the past five or so years Leap Motion has been pushing hand-tracking VR forward with its controller-free sensor. Many see hand-tracking as the ideal way to interact with content, and basic finger and gesture recognition can already be seen in AR kits like Microsoft’s HoloLens (though the upcoming Magic Leap One will use a remote-like controller). For starters, Leap Motion has built its own PC-based AR headset acting as a reference design.

North Star from Leap Motion is the next level of AR interface

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Years ago, Leap Motion made headlines when they released footage of their intuitive Leap Motion device. In the years since that video’s release, Leap has successfully released that product and used it to supplement VR controls and development.

Leap Motion + iClone 7 for Professional Animation

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Animate from fingers to forearms with @LeapMotion and Reallusion iClone 7 for professional motion capture animation. This week we’re excited to share a new engine integration with the professional animation community – Leap Motion and iClone 7 Motion LIVE.

Hand & Finger Tracking Coming Soon To The HTC Vive Pro

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HTC revealed the devices exciting tracking capabilities during their time at last weeks 2018 World Conference on VR Industry in Nanchang, China. News 2018 World Conference on VR Industry 6DoF Hand Tracking HTC Vive Focus HTC Vive Pro Leap Motion

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E3 2018 Pre-show Roundup – ‘Beat Saber’ on PSVR, Xbox Mum on VR, New Game Announcements & More

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While E3 2018 didn’t technically start until Tuesday this week, much of the big news comes during the pre-show period from Saturday to Monday. Here’s a roundup of our coverage of E3 2018 before the official start of the event. Major Tracking Update for Leap Motion.

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Exclusive: Scaffolding in VR – Interaction Design for Easy & Intuitive Building

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Barrett is the Lead VR Interactive Engineer for Leap Motion. Martin is Lead Virtual Reality Designer and Evangelist for Leap Motion. Barrett and Martin are part of the elite Leap Motion team presenting substantive work in VR/AR UX in innovative and engaging ways.

Leap Motion Brings Hand Tracking To Ultrawide Field Of View Headset

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A partnership between an engineering company building solutions geared toward professionals (VRgineers) and a leading hand-tracking company (Leap Motion) aims to pair up their technologies. Embedding Leap Motion’s next generation hand-tracking technology directly into future VRgineers headsets will allow professional users to interact with VR applications completely naturally using their hands,” said Marek Polcak, CEO and co-founder of VRgineers, in a prepared statement.

Exclusive: Designing Single-handed Shortcuts for VR & AR

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However, the team at Leap Motion has also investigated more exotic and exciting interface paradigms from arm HUDs and digital wearables, to deployable widgets containing buttons, sliders, and even 3D trackballs and color pickers.

This Tech Lets You Move Virtual Objects Like A Jedi

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To test the feature, the team used an Oculus Rift CV1 for display and a Leap Motion was applied for hand tracking. News Jedi Force Push Leap Motion Oculus Rift Virginia TechThese are definitely the VR powers you’re looking for…. It was only a matter of time.

Researchers Develop VR Haptic Feedback System Using Custom Quadcopters

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Leap Motion tracking sensors mounted to the front of an Oculus Rift headset track the users hand, allowing them to interact naturally with the floating tactile drones. News haptic feedback Leap Motion Motive OptiTrack Oculus Rift VRHapticDrones

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Exclusive: Summoning & Superpowers – Designing VR Interactions at a Distance

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As part of its interactive design sprints, Leap Motion , creators of the hand-tracking peripheral of the same name, prototyped three ways of effectively interacting with distant objects in VR. Barrett is the Lead VR Interactive Engineer for Leap Motion.

AR+VR Weekly: ARKit apps hit 13M downloads, Leap Motion’s “virtual wearables” and Ready Player One hits theaters

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: ARKit apps hit 13 million downloads , Leap Motion’s virtual wearable concept , and will the debut of Ready Player One increase VR sales ?

Exclusive: Validating an Experimental Shortcut Interface with Flaming Arrows & Paper Planes

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Today we’re excited to share the second half of our design exploration along with a downloadable demo on the Leap Motion Gallery. Barrett is the Lead VR Interactive Engineer for Leap Motion. Martin is Lead Virtual Reality Designer and Evangelist for Leap Motion.

Andy Serkis to Star as “orc-like” Motion Capture Character for Magic Leap One

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Andy Serkis, the actor-director you may recognize for his award-winning performances as Gollum in the Lord of The Rings film franchise, is lending his likeness to a new AR creation for Magic Leap One headset in what The Hollywood Reporter describes as an “orc-like creature.”

Vive Focus enter version 2.0 at VEC 2018

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This hand tracking is very rough, so do not expect a Leap Motion -type interface, but it can be good for some VR applications. at VEC 2018 appeared first on The Ghost Howls.

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The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018

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Whereas last year’s VR setup felt like a bit of a last-minute tag-on, the 2018 edition received well over 500 submissions from all over the world, from which they shortlisted 33. The post The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018 appeared first on VRScout.

Oculus Rift S Onboard Cameras Could Support Finger Tracking In Future

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During 2018’s Oculus Connect 5 conference, Oculus CTO John Carmack briefly spoke about a project to bring finger tracking to Oculus Quest : This seemed to suggest that the main limitation for finger tracking on the headset was the power & compute limitations of the mobile platform.

AR+VR Weekly: Slump in AR+VR headsets, Leap Motion AR table tennis demo and no-go to Xbox VR/MR

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: IDC releases new AR+VR headset numbers, Leap Motion demos Project North Star and Microsoft says no to Xbox VR/MR. IDC released its latest augmented and virtual reality tracker numbers for Q1 of 2018 which showed a slump in shipments. year-over-year decrease in headsets between 2017 and 2018, forecasting 1.2M

HTC Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

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Other companies like Leap Motion have developed similar technologies, employing computer vision processing to understand the position and movement of a user’s hands without any special gloves or attachments.

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