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. Another day at the augmented office.

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. In a series of posts made to the official Leap Motion Twitter account , the company gave a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at a user interface referred to as the “augmented office.”

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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.’. AMerican computer hardware manufacturer Leap Motion has released a series of concept videos teasing a technological future where augmented and virtual reality have collided to form a ‘parallel reality’ of sorts. You are still present, but on a different plane of reality.

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. Now the company has revealed its next big step in the form of Project North Star , an open source AR development kit that features a combined 100-degree field of view, low latency, and high resolution with support for the Leap Motion controller for precise hand-tracking.

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.

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

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Because VR can take over our entire reality, it can be great for entertainment. 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. Leap Motion , a maker of hand-tracking software and hardware, has been experimenting with exactly that, and is teasing some very interesting results. Leap Motion Explores Ways to Make Controller-free Input More Intuitive and Immersive.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Augmented Reality in 2018. Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Leap Motion.

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. 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. Videos about the experimental UX Leap Motion is developing have become pretty viral, because it is damn cool.

Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one. This news comes one year later than a similar one regarding Virtual Reality : in a popular post of mine of 2018, I highlighted how in that year VR had disappeared from the Gartner Hype Cycle (the curve showing the current maturity status of all emerging technologies). Header image by 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. Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop – January 6, 2010. Augmented City 3D – August 20, 2010.

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. Today, though, the company is announcing a move into augmented reality with Project North Star. 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).

Leap Motion Goes Mobile

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That’s why I think all of us work in technology, and why we at Leap Motion are always very much living in the future. Today I’m going to be talking about the Leap Motion Mobile Platform. This is a combination of software and hardware we’ve made specifically for untethered, battery-powered virtual and augmented reality devices, many of which will run off the same types of processors already used in smartphones around the globe.

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

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Because FingerTrak uses thermal images to track your hand movements, the system is capable of more precise hand tracking when compared to options such as the Leap Motion Controller or the Oculus Quests.

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

Leap Motion wants to rid mobile VR of controllers

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No matter the visual, and even aural, fidelity of virtual and augmented reality headsets, the illusion starts to break down the moment you want to grab something in the synthetic worlds. If Leap Motion … Continue reading. Archive leap motion mobile Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr

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. ” Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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.

CR Deck Mk.1 Is An Open Source AR Headset Based On Project North Star With Ultraleap Hand-Tracking

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Today AR headset manufacturer Combine Reality revealed the CR Deck Mk.1, Details are scarce so far, but Combine Reality unveiled images and short video clips of the new AR headset on Twitter. On the official Combine Reality website, it states this will be based on Project North Star, which is: “An open-source, community-driven AR hardware platform with Unity and SteamVR integration, built around the world’s most advance optical hand-tracking technology.

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.

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. One of our tracking engineers suggested using our prototype Dragonfly module to augment a physical display with virtual widgets. 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. Leap Motion.

5 Experiments from Leap Motion’s Internal Hackathon (Including the Augmented Reality Workspace)

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Recently, Leap Motion kicked off one of our internal hackathons, where small teams pitch and develop quick demos over the course of two days. After one of our engineers posted a video of AR Screen – a project using the Dragonfly module prototype to create an augmented reality work environment – the video soon went viral and was later featured on Wired. Built using C++/OpenGL, the project uses genuine Windows API calls to bring the interface into augmented reality.

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. Virtual and augmented reality technologies are evolving at a rapid pace, drawing significant attention from investors,” said Larry Unrein, Global Head of J.P.

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

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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. Click To Tweet “Virtual and augmented reality are at a critical point in their evolution,” said Michael Buckwald, Leap Motion CEO. Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Leap Motion Team UX Design

Open Source Augmented Reality?

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Illustration from Meta SpaceGlasses Can the OSVR project be used not just for virtual reality but also for augmented reality? Here why: OSVR includes two independent parts: an open-source HMD (the "Hacker Development Kit") and the OSVR framework, a free and open-source software platform that provides an easy and standard way to discover, configure and operate a wide range of virtual reality and augmented peripherals.

HTC Vive FAQ: What You Need to Know About Leap Motion + SteamVR

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Leap Motion adds a whole new level of expression to your virtual avatar – so you can point, wave, or dance. UE4 has built-in Vive support, and with the new official plugin release in Unreal Engine 4.11 , it’s easier than ever to get started with Leap Motion + Vive. Because the Vive FOV is different, augmented reality projects will not work correctly on the Vive. Have a question about Leap Motion + HTC Vive?

Punch into Hyperspace with VR Cockpit: Leap Motion’s Latest Experimental Project

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The demo puts you in control using a combination of Leap Motion interaction and a fully integrated Hands On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS) control system. The VR Cockpit is an ongoing research project that we created to investigate design patterns for hybrid interfaces – combining physical hardware with motion controlled interactions. As a pre-production demo, it also explores a variety of other concepts including: the use of narrative context to aid motion control usability.

Reach into the Digital World: Getting Started with Leap Motion @ HackingEDU

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At Leap Motion, we believe that the next wave of technological interfaces will rely on the original human operating system: your hands. With HackingEDU just around the corner, Leap Motion is sponsoring the world’s largest education hackathon with over 100 Leap Motion Controllers for attendees to use. LA Hack Finalists Armateur: Robotic Arm + Leap Motion + Bluetooth. Getting Started with Leap Motion.

Triton Project is an affordable DIY AR headset

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Triton works with Leap Motion (now Ultra Leap) hands tracking. Originally I was going to make a standalone device which hooked everything up to a Nvidia Jetson Nano that could be worn on your belt (think Magic Leap One). augmented reality interviews AR triton

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The Alignment Problem: How to Position Cameras for Augmented Reality

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When it comes to augmented reality, the right camera alignment and scale are absolutely essential to bridging the gap between real and virtual worlds. And as developers are already experimenting with image passthrough and hybrid reality resources like Image Hands , this is more important than ever. The post The Alignment Problem: How to Position Cameras for Augmented Reality appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. To scale or not to scale?

#BuildYourNorthStar Workshop Brings AR to Life in 48 Hours

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Building the world’s most advanced augmented reality headset isn’t exactly for beginners. In support of the event, our team donated Leap Motion Controllers. Our CTO David Holz and engineer/ AR tennis champion Jonathon Selstad joined the workshop, along with former Leap Motion engineer Adam Munich. Noah has been active in the augmented reality and open hardware communities for over a decade.

Universities Drive VR/AR Research with Leap Motion

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Click To Tweet Universities are the earliest adopters of virtual and augmented reality. Virtual reality was born in universities and survived through multiple waves of innovation, failure, and rebirth. 71% of universities own augmented reality headsets. 59% of universities have Leap Motion Controllers. The post Universities Drive VR/AR Research with Leap Motion appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

Express Yourself! Augmenting Reality with Graffiti 3D

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This was what inspired me to create Graffiti 3D – a VR demo that I entered into the Leap Motion 3D Jam. Why virtual reality? Using the Leap Motion Controller’s image passthrough, you can create something from nothing, right there in your living room: An early creation from Patrik Jensen , before I started using the Hovercast menu system. And of course, though it’s not a VR app, Leap Motion’s Sculpting deserves a mention.

Mastering Reality with Project North Star

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At Leap Motion, we’re always looking to advance our interactions in ways that push our hardware and software. As one of the lead engineers on Project North Star, I believe that augmented reality can be a truly compelling platform for human-computer interaction. As we augment our reality, we augment ourselves. As we augment our reality, we augment ourselves.

Pokémon Go Is a Game-Changer, What Can Augmented Reality Do Next?

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With Pokémon Go recently breaking a financial milestone – reaching one billion USD in revenue , it may finally be time to say that Augmented Reality (AR) is now reaching mainstream acceptance and acknowledgement. Before the game’s release in July 2016, the words “augmented reality” probably didn’t mean much to the average consumer. Although still a novel concept, the industry is clearly taking altered realities seriously.

Project North Star is Now Open Source

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At Leap Motion, we envision a future where the physical and virtual worlds blend together into a single magical experience. At the heart of this experience is hand tracking, which unlocks interactions uniquely suited to virtual and augmented reality. By open sourcing the design and putting it into the hands of the hacker community, we hope to accelerate experimentation and discussion around what augmented reality can be.

Unveiling Project North Star

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Leap Motion is a company that has always been focused on human-computer interfaces. The coming of virtual reality has signaled a great moment in the history of our civilization. We have found in ourselves the ability to break down the very substrate of reality and create ones anew, entirely of our own design and of our own imaginations. It will spill out like a great flood, uniting what has been held apart for so long: our digital and physical realities.