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 Improves Its Hand Tracking (Again)

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Leap Motion continues to improve its hand tracking technology with the latest update today. Software updates issued over the last few years for Leap Motion’s hand-tracking sensors have steadily improved the hardware’s functionality.

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. Now as Leap Motion’s VP of Design, he’s turning his ideas into (augmented) reality.

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.

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’s New 180-degree Hand-tracking Comes to Qualcomm’s Latest VRDK Headset

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Qualcomm has debuted an updated version of their VR Headset Reference Design now with Leap Motion’s new 180-degree hand-tracking to bring gesture control to mobile VR headsets. The new headset and Leap Motion tracking module was shown off during last week’s GDC 2017.

Leap Motion’s Interaction Engine Beta Can Make Virtual Hands More Useful

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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 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.

Gear VR Capable Of Hand Tracking Via USB-C And Leap Motion

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Qualcomm’s Standalone VR Is Getting Embedded Leap Motion Hand Tracking

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Thankfully, the team at Leap Motion have been working tirelessly to deliver hand tracking and late last year launched their much more compact hand tracking solution specifically aimed at mobile form factors.

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.

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 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!

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’s ‘Interaction Engine’ Unlocks More Natural Human Input for VR

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Leap Motion has announced it’s to early access to the beta of its Interaction Engine , a set of systems designed to help developers implement compelling, realistic and hopefully frustration-free input with just their hands.

Leap Motion Raises $50 Million For Its Finger Tracking Technology

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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. Morgan Asset Management’s Private Equity Group, Lawrence Unrein, is joining Leap’s board of directors. Hand Tracking Hardware

Hands-on With Leap Motion Hand-Tracking In Qualcomm’s Standalone Headset

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Hand-tracking looks likely to play a big part in that future, and Leap Motion is one of a few companies leading the charge in this department. Leap’s latest, well, leap is to bring its controller-free hand tracking tech to mobile VR headsets. That ultimately means that Leap Motion might be officially integrated into not one but several standalone devices within the coming year. Tagged with: hand tracking , leap motion , qualcomm , standalone.

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 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.

OSVR Hacker Dev Kit will Feature Embedded Leap Motion Technology

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Today, Leap Motion and OSVR announced that the upcoming OSVR Hacker Dev Kit will feature an optional faceplate embedded with Leap Motion hardware. The post OSVR Hacker Dev Kit will Feature Embedded Leap Motion Technology appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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.

VR Prototyping for Less Than $100 with Leap Motion + VRidge

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63 for the Leap Motion Controller and VR Developer Mount , now on sale in our web store. If you’re sensitive to motion sickness, the added latency may cause you to feel uncomfortable. Setup your Google Cardboard with Leap Motion Controller.

6 Principles of Leap Motion Interaction Design

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In the process of building applications and various UX experiments at Leap Motion, we’ve come up with a useful set of heuristics to help us critically evaluate our gesture and interaction designs. Are there obvious conditions that define the motion?

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. The reaction from our community was incredible: The Orion beta makes it feel like new hardware.

Oculus Rift S Onboard Cameras Could Support Finger Tracking In Future

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But what they do suggest is that the camera hardware is suitable and PCs are capable. However, if it can be done it allows finger tracking to be added at no extra hardware cost to headsets which already use cameras for other tracking.

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.

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.

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.

Clasping Objects In VR Becomes Effortless With Leap Motion’s Interaction Engine

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Leap Motion, Inc., the US-based company which deals with the development of computer hardware has recently unveiled a beta version of its famous the Interaction Engine, which brings a whole lot of changes when it comes to handling objects in virtual reality.

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 post Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences appeared first on Road to VR.

Thomas Street’s UI Exploration with the Oculus Rift and Leap Motion

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We all grew tired of talking about how we wanted to explore VR development, so we allocated several weeks to tinkering with the Oculus Rift and Leap Motion — staffing one full-time developer and a few designers part-time. Leap Garden. Leap Motion UI summary.

How a Self-Taught Teen Built His Own North Star Headset

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At the same time, hardware hackers have built their own versions of the AR headset, with new prototypes appearing in Tokyo and New York. On the hardware side, Graham is entirely self-taught. Augmented & Virtual Reality Free and Open Source Hardware Leap Motion Team Orion north sta

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. The post Project North Star is Now Open Source appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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. With its best-in-class field-of-view, refresh rate, and resolution, the North Star headset has proven to be an exceptional platform for representing high-speed motions with small objects. Click To Tweet With this demo, we have the magic of Leap Motion hand tracking combined with a handheld paddle controller.

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

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The hardware is more than capable of taking the fight to Sony, but for now it continues to be one-way traffic. Major Tracking Update for Leap Motion. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

Project North Star: Mechanical Update 3

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Today we’re excited to share the latest major design update for the Leap Motion North Star headset. The post Project North Star: Mechanical Update 3 appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. Augmented & Virtual Reality Hardware Leap Motion Team north star

Bending Reality: North Star’s Calibration System

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Leap Motion North Star calibration combines a foundational principle of Newtonian optics with virtual jiggling. The post Bending Reality: North Star’s Calibration System appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

Japan Joins Project North Star

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Several creative developers and open hardware studios are propelling open source efforts, working together to create a simplified headset based on the North Star design. Alex Colgan (Leap Motion): What inspired you to build a North Star headset?

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Unveiling Project North Star

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Leap Motion is a company that has always been focused on human-computer interfaces. In preparation for the coming flood, we at Leap Motion have built a ship, and we call it Project North Star. The post Unveiling Project North Star appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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But it seems like Lenovo’s interests aren’t just tied to hardware; they also hinted at an “AR platform” on their blog post. San Francisco-based Leap Motion has raised a $50M Series C for their hand- and finger-tracking technology.