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 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 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 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.’. You are still present, but on a different plane of reality. News AR Augmented Reality Leap Motion Mirrorworlds VR

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.

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. Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop – January 6, 2010. Augmented City 3D – August 20, 2010.

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. “We ended up with something roughly the size of a virtual reality headset.

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. The post Leap Motion Goes Mobile appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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.

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 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).

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

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He’s being assigned to work closely with the Paramount and Viacom technology teams to explore all forms of new and emerging technologies, with an emphasis on virtual reality and augmented reality.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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. Built using C++/OpenGL, the project uses genuine Windows API calls to bring the interface into augmented reality.

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. Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Leap Motion Team UX Design

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

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? AR augmented reality Intel Realsense Leap Motion Myo Nod OSVR Softkinetic

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.

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. LA Hack Finalists Armateur: Robotic Arm + Leap Motion + Bluetooth. Getting Started with Leap Motion.

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. visual and audio feedback mechanisms for motion control interfaces. Leap Motion + HOTAS Gamepad.

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 ?

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. The post The Alignment Problem: How to Position Cameras for Augmented Reality 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? A bunch of other indie projects are also exploring the space, including Paint 42 , VRtist , Magic VR , Tagged in Motion , and Graffiti Markup Language.

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. Google makes WebXR Hit Test API available through Chrome Canary ( Next Reality ).

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.

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.

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.

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. The post Unveiling Project North Star appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

Japan Joins Project North Star

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Earlier this summer, we open sourced the design for Project North Star , the world’s most advanced augmented reality R&D platform. Alex Colgan (Leap Motion): What inspired you to build a North Star headset?

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Lenovo’s new AR concept headset & Disney partnership, all the VR/AR goodies at Comic-Con, Steven Spielberg’s trailer for Ready Player One is finally here, new industry landscape shows 60% increase in enterprise augmented reality, the investment & funding wrapup, and more… 1.

Our Journey to the North Star

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What does hand tracking need to be like for an augmented reality headset? What are the artistic aspects that need to be considered in augmented interfaces? We ended up with something roughly the size of a virtual reality headset.

uSens to Host an Augmented Reality Meetup with General Assembly This Tuesday November 14th

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This Tuesday, uSens and General Assembly, a pioneer in high-tech education and career transformation, are joining forces to bring San Francisco an evening of discussion about how interaction with augmented reality will evolve in the coming years. 10 years later, virtual and augmented reality is taking center stage. Before joining uSens in early 2016, Jan worked on strategic accounts for Tier 1 motion sensor customers at InvenSense, the motion tracking company.

Mirrorworlds

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Virtual reality. Augmented reality. Mixed, hyper, modulated, mediated, diminished reality. Virtual, augmented, mixed, hyper, modulated, mediated, diminished reality. Mirrorworlds are alternative dimensions of reality , layered over the physical world.

10 Projects That Have Us Excited About the Next Generation of VR & AR

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It was once thought that controller-less glove & finger tracking technology would be the ideal input for virtual reality, but over the last few years the benefits of having a physical, tracked controller for VR input have become quite apparent. Leap Motion North Star.

Toward Truly Glasses-sized AR: First Look at DigiLens’ AR HUD Reference Headset

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Bolstered by growing interest in wearables and augmented reality, DigiLens recently announced the closure of a $25 million Series C investment to grow the company which has developed what it says is a proprietary, low cost waveguide manufacturing process.

Upgrading VR Storytelling

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You don a Vive Pro headset, equipped with leap-motion sensors for hand tracking, and are also able to communicate with your partner via voice. Want to leverage Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality to take your brand to the next level?

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VR Design Guide

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Hand tracking and virtual reality are both emerging technologies, and combining the two into a fluid and seamless experience can be a real challenge. In the context of motion controls, good affordance is critical, since it is necessary that users interact with objects in the expected manner.

Bring Your Own Hands Into Virtual Reality

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We believe that augmented reality and virtual reality are just waypoints along a spectrum of possible experiences. It starts with pure reality, which can be augmented with virtual objects that respond to real-world actions.

3 Robots About to Break Into Your Everyday Reality

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At Leap Motion, we’ve seen our fair share of impressive motion-controlled robots that will one day bring about the robocalypse. (We’re As for the augmented reality side of the equation, Alex sees it as a way to make robotic controls more seamless and intuitive.

Reaching into 3D Data, Exploring CAD Designs, Virtual Meetings, and More

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Please try a new text input interface using Leap Motion!” Leap Commander. Leap Commander makes it possible to build a database of hand signs and add snapshots to help your custom commander make better choices. “In Leap Opticals.

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