Leap Motion Reveals Updated Project North Star AR Prototype Design

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Last year Leap Motion, makers of hand-tracking technology, revealed Project North Star , an open-source AR headset prototype design meant to be a test bed for the kind of specs and features that more compact AR headsets will hopefully one day provide. SEE ALSO Leap Motion 'Virtual Wearable' AR Prototype is a Potent Glimpse at the Future of Your Smartphone. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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. Using the company’s prototype dev kit, dubbed Project North Star , Leap Motion serves up another host of interesting design concepts. ” Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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

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A foldaway user interface could bring new levels of productivity to AR workspaces. 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. Our latest foray into #AR design with #ProjectNorthStar makes your entire world interactive.

Ultrahaptics Acquires Leap Motion for a Reported $30M

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Leap Motion, the pioneer in optical hand-tracking, has been acquired by Ultrahaptics, the enterprise-focused immersive haptics company. According to the Wall Street Journal , Ultrahaptics reportedly acquired Leap Motion for approximately $30 million. The company maintains in a company blog post that the acquisition won’t affect support for the Leap Motion community, and that “new and exciting products” are coming down the bend.

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.” Founded in 2010, Leap Motion released its initial product (today called the ‘ Leap Motion Controller ‘) in 2012, a desktop-focused peripheral which offered markerless hand-tracking. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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

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The company reveals plans to release their prototype design for a $100 hand-tracking AR headset. If you’re looking to add accurate hand-tracking technology to your VR or AR experience, there are few options outside Leap Motion technology. Rather than simply design a singular AR headset for commercial use, Leap Motion instead developed an open-source AR platform compatible with Leap Motion controllers for developers to utilize and build-upon independently.

Ultrahaptics Relaunches as ‘Ultraleap’ After Leap Motion Acquisition

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Leap Motion, the optical hand-tracking firm, was acquired by Bristol, UK-based haptics company Ultrahaptics earlier this year. Before the acquisition of Leap Motion and the subsequent rebranding, Ultrahaptics was best known for its mid-air haptic technology which uses ultrasound to project tactile sensations onto users’ hands. Prior to its acquisition, Leap Motion created an open-source AR headset, Project North Star. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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

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But when it comes to AR, the hope is that the tech will be a transient and beneficial addition to reality, rather than taking over your world completely. But figuring out how that works means first understanding how we can interact with AR information at a basic level, like being able to do the same kinds of simple, information-driven tasks that you do hundreds of times per day with your smartphone. AR Design Leap Motion News ar design ar interface leap motion

Leap Motion Grabs $50M Investment for Class-leading Hand-tracking Tech

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Leap Motion, a veteran player in the virtual reality sector (having been founded two years ahead of Oculus), has announced the closure of a Series C investment round totaling $50 million. Led by JP Morgan Asset management, Leap Motion’s Series C investment brings the company’s total public capital raise to just over $94 million, according to Crunchbase.

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. Leap Motion is best known for its markerless hand-tracking technology , but in the last few quarters the company has been increasingly showing of its design chops in both software and now hardware. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

Leap Motion’s New Mobile Hand-tracking Sensor Brings 180-degree Field of View

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The new Leap Motion Mobile Platform consists of hardware and software optimised for VR and AR hand tracking on mobile devices. Building on the success of the original Leap Motion device, the brand new hardware aims to be tightly integrated into future mobile VR headsets. Designed as a natural motion interface for PC and Mac, the original Leap Motion Controller began shipping in volume in July 2013, for $80.

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. Although Leap Motion has been working on some very cool AR prototypes lately, a clear revenue stream to support its ongoing operations has not emerged. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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. Matsuda is probably the most famous for his HYPER-REALITY dystopian film that imagined a commodified & gamified AR future where companies are vying for your attention regardless of your physical context. By default it will be a tethered AR HMD with a 180° x 180° hand-tracking volume.

Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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You probably have heard about Leap Motion’s Project North Star , that should be able to offer people affordable augmented reality. There are some typical questions that arise in the mind of the AR enthusiasts of the world: how is it? Notice a Leap Motion sensor installed on top of it. Project North Star is an opensource augmented reality headset that Leap Motion has designed and gifted to the community. augmented reality reviews AR

Exclusive: Leap Motion Explores Ways to Make Controller-free Input More Intuitive and Immersive

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There’s an intuitive appeal to using controller-free hand-tracking input like Leap Motion’s ; there’s nothing quite like seeing your virtual hands and fingers move just like your own hands and fingers without the need to pick up and learn how to use a controller. In a series of experiments, Leap Motion has been exploring how they can apply visual design to make controller-free input hand input more intuitive and immersive. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

The XR Week Peek (2020.09.21): Quest 2 released, NVIDIA acquires ARM, Leap Motion 2 on sale, and much more!

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This acquisition is relevant for AR/VR because ARM designs power also all the standalone VR headsets like the Quest 2 or the Vive Focus Plus. You can finally buy the Leap Motion v2 accessory. The time for us XR developers to buy a Leap Motion 2 has finally come.

Leap Motion Raises $50 Million For Its Finger Tracking Technology

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VR and AR headsets are heading to market from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others that have a wide range of capabilities. Leap Motion is one possible solution, with its hand and finger tracking technology offering one route for VR and AR headsets to let people make selections and interact with virtual worlds. This potential likely figured into the $50 million Series C funding raised by Leap Motion.

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. Founded in 2010, Leap Motion develops leading hand-tracking hardware and software. ” Image courtesy Leap Motion. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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. As seen in demo videos shared by Leap Motion, the physics in the game are highly realistic as the virtual ball bounces off the.

Hand Tracking Wristband Brings More Detailed Hand Movements To VR & AR

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The minds over at Cornell University’s SciFi Lab , along with help from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have come up with a unique wristband device that uses four small (9.30mm) synchronized thermal cameras to deliver more precise VR and AR hand tracking experiences.

Leap Motion secures $50M to continue its work in VR/AR hand-tracking tech

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Leap Motion, Inc., the leading creator of motion tracking technology for natural input in virtual and augmented reality, today announced $50 million in Series C funding led by clients advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Private Equity Group, has joined Leap Motion’s board of directors. Since its founding in 2010, Leap Motion has become the recognized leader in motion tracking for VR/AR.

UltraLeap Gemini review: use both hands in VR!

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One of the first accessories for AR/VR I had the opportunity to work on is the Leap Motion hands tracking controller : I made some cool experiments and prototypes with it and the Oculus Rift DK2. Alex Colgan holding the Leap v1 (on the left) and v2 (on the right).

Leading Hand-tracking Company Ultraleap Raises $82 Million Investment

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Formerly known as Ultrahaptics, Ultraleap was formed after the UK-based haptics company acquired leading hand-tracking company Leap Motion back in 2019. AR Investment Investment News VR Investment hand-tracking leap motion ultrahaptics ultraleap

Qualcomm Signs “Multi-year” Deal to Bring Ultraleap Hand-tracking to XR2 Headsets

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Qualcomm and Ultraleap today announced a “multi-year co-operation agreement” that will bring Ultraleap’s controllerless hand-tracking tech (formerly of Leap Motion) to XR headsets based on the Snapdragon XR2 chipset.

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. For those not familiar with their namesake, this peripheral allowed users to control everything on their PCs with intuitive motion controls and gestures, as seen in the video below. 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 offers hints of new VR tech

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Leap Motion CTO David Holz spent more than an hour and a half last Thursday night answering questions about virtual and augmented reality in front of an audience of more than 200 avatars in... News VR & AR Leap Motion

Weekly Funding & People Roundup: Leap Motion Raises $50M,

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Weekly Funding & People Roundup: Leap Motion Raises $50M, WaveOptics Raises £12M, Hutch Interiors Raises$10M, ObEN Raises $5M, nDreams Raises £2.7M, Mira Announces $99 AR Headset, Paramount Pictures Names Ted Schilowitz as Futurist in Residence 1) Leap Motion , a hand-tracking company, has raised $50M in Series C funding led by clients advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management for its VR/AR hand-tracking technology.

Leap Motion 3D Jam 2.0 Launches on Sept. 28th!

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We’ve come a long way since we first launched the Leap Motion Controller two years ago. Since we released our technology to the world, we’ve been constantly working to bring new tools and assets to developers building with the Leap Motion platform. For 3D Jam 2015, teams will compete in two tracks – Open and AR/VR. AR/VR TRACK. The Leap Motion team. The post Leap Motion 3D Jam 2.0 appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

Leap Motion Announces Keiichi Matsuda as VP of Design and Global Creative Director to Lead New London Design Research Studio

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Today we’re excited to announce the opening of our new design research studio in London with visionary VR/AR filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda, who will lead the new office and assume the role of VP of Design and Global Creative Director. Leap Motion’s efforts will seek to set a new standard for interaction design with the digital world, and define the core user experience for the next generation of mobile and all-in-one headsets.

From Orion to Mobile VR: Leap Motion in 2016

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Click To Tweet Leap Motion goes mobile. Our team will be at CES January 5-8 with our Leap Motion Mobile Platform reference design. You can join us on the showfloor or follow @LeapMotion to experience the future of VR/AR. MARCH 2: To match the new capabilities of Leap Motion Orion with the performance demands of VR, we gave our Unity toolset an overhaul from the ground up. VR prototyping for less than $100 with Leap Motion + VRidge.

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. Barrett is the Lead VR Interactive Engineer for Leap Motion. Martin is Lead Virtual Reality Designer and Evangelist for Leap Motion. AR Design Feature Guest Article News VR Design ar design leap motion vr design

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Design Sprints at Leap Motion: A Playground of 3D User Interfaces

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As mainstream VR/AR input continues to evolve – from the early days of gaze-only input to wand-style controllers and fully articulated hand tracking – so too are the virtual user interfaces we interact with. Click To Tweet When someone first puts on a Leap Motion-enabled VR headset, it often seems like they’re rediscovering how to use their own hands. Using Gravity Sketch to mark out ranges of comfortable motion, pivoting at my shoulders, elbows, and wrists.

Leap Motion Introduces Support for OSVR: A New Open-Source Platform for AR/VR

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This is why we’re pleased to announce a Leap Motion plugin for Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) – a new open framework that brings input devices, games, and output devices together. Augmented & Virtual Reality Gaming Hardware Leap Motion Team osvr

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. This is one of the reasons we developed the Leap Motion Interaction Engine , whose purpose is to make the foundational elements of grabbing and releasing virtual objects feel natural.

Design Sprints at Leap Motion: Building a Sculpture Prototype with the Graphic Renderer

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With the next generation of mobile VR/AR experiences on the horizon, our team is constantly pushing the boundaries of our VR UX developer toolkit. Click To Tweet The Leap Motion Interaction Engine lets developers give their virtual objects the ability to be picked up, thrown, nudged, swatted, smooshed, or poked. Rapid Prototyping and Development at Leap Motion. A scene from last month’s Leap Motion internal hackathon.

Under the Hood: The Leap Motion Hackathon’s Augmented Reality Workspace

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Early last month, Leap Motion kicked off our internal hackathon with a round of pitch sessions. Our team of five ran with this concept to create AR Screen. At Leap Motion, we spend a lot of time experimenting with new ways of interacting with technology, and we often run into the same problem. With this in mind, we designed AR Screen so that much of the input was still driven by the keyboard and mouse. Leap Motion.

Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences

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The technology claims to offer the rider genuine interactivity and ‘complete agency’ over the experience, including real-time control of the motion profile. The real-time VR world needs to synchronise perfectly with the motion and gesture interactivity, so we’ve developed specialist software to achieve this. The graphics, story integration to the motion profile and the gesture interactivity were all created in-house for their proprietary Interact system.