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

Road to VR

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.

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


HTC and Valve do this with their Vive controllers that are super low latency and extremely accurate and Oculus does this with their touch controllers and their extremely natural ergonomics. 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.


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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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At Facebook Connect this week , Facebook has: Released the powerful Oculus Quest 2 , powered by Snapdragon XR2, and with a 4K display. You can finally buy the Leap Motion v2 accessory. The time for us XR developers to buy a Leap Motion 2 has finally come.

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


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.

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. HoloLens or Magic Leap One ), but to create a headset that is: Affordable; Completely open, both from a software and hardware standpoint.

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.

Oculus Rift S Onboard Cameras Could Support Finger Tracking In Future


Comments made by Oculus CTO John Carmack at Oculus Connect 5 and Twitter suggest that the upcoming Oculus Rift S cameras could support finger tracking. The report revealed the headset would be an iterative update, increasing resolution and changing to the same inside-out tracking system as the upcoming Oculus Quest. But what they do suggest is that the camera hardware is suitable and PCs are capable.

Announcing the Leap Motion 3D Jam Winners!


Today we’re excited to announce the winners of the Leap Motion 3D Jam – but first, we have a special surprise for all our top 20 semi-finalists. The winners were chosen from the semi-finalists by a special jury drawn from Leap Motion and the IndieCade community. #1.

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


63 for the Leap Motion Controller and VR Developer Mount , now on sale in our web store. The experience within the headset will be at least a couple of frames behind what you would experience on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. If you’re sensitive to motion sickness, the added latency may cause you to feel uncomfortable. Setup your Google Cardboard with Leap Motion Controller. Install the Leap Motion Orion software.

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


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.

Who Will Win the Leap Motion 3D Jam? 7 Early Submissions


This weekend, we saw 50+ early submissions to the Leap Motion 3D Jam! Take a spooky ride through a haunted forest in this low-poly adventure for Windows on the Oculus Rift. Soundscape VR is available for Mac and Windows on the Oculus Rift.

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


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. On the Oculus Rift, the distance between the controller and your eyes is about 8 cm. Have a question about Leap Motion + HTC Vive?

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. I’ve tried them all: I was so curious about them that I took out my Leap Motion and used some tape to attach it to my Oculus Rift CV1, that in the end, was something like a mummy headset. A great job by Leap Motion engineers!

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.

Inside Leap Motion: 5 Hands-On Tips for Developing in VR


As we developed demos and prototypes with the Oculus Rift internally, several UX insights sprung forth. For instance, with the Oculus Rift, cords make it difficult to design a game where you turn 360 degrees.

Ultraleap’s New ‘Gemini’ Software Overhaul Drastically Improves Two-handed Interactions

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Ultraleap, the company behind the Leap Motion hand-tracking controller , has released a Developer Preview of its hand-tracking engine Gemini. Antony Vitillo of XR publication Skarred Ghost went hands-on with Gemini using his first-generation Leap Motion tracker.

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


We at Thomas Street have been eyeing the Oculus Rift for quite some time, paying particular attention to demos featuring novel interfaces. 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. The goal was to build a cohesive VR interface that plays nicely with both hardware’s current limitations.

#BuildYourNorthStar Workshop Brings AR to Life in 48 Hours


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. He had experience building homebrew data gloves and mocap systems for years before discovering Leap Motion.

Oculus Software Designers Tease ‘Game Changing’ Reveal For OC6


We’re a day out from Oculus Connect 6 and a group of software designers are teasing big things. I am excited to be giving a deep dive talk at #OC6 on something special we have been cooking up with @EtiennePinchon , @dmvrg & @crookookoo and the rest of our fantastic design crew at Oculus. Each of these designers has been working specifically in VR software, not hardware. This news might not relate to any new hardware, then.

Oculus Rift Consumer Edition FAQ


With the recent release of the Oculus Rift CV1 and 1.3 SDK, you’ll also want to check out Oculus’ migration guide. Unreal Engine 4.11 doesn’t currently have Oculus 1.3 Once it arrives, the new official Leap Motion UE4 plugin should work with it right away. Do Leap Motion demos work with the 1.3 Blocks , Geometric , Pinch Move , Lyra , and Pinch Draw have all been updated to Oculus SDK 1.3, Protip: the Oculus 1.3

Japan Joins Project North Star


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. Masahiro Yamaguchi (CEO, Psychic VR Lab), God Scorpion (Media artist, Psychic VR Lab), Keiichi Matsuda (VP Design, Leap Motion), Oda Yuda (Designer), Akihiro Fujii (CTO, Psychic VR Lab). Alex Colgan (Leap Motion): What inspired you to build a North Star headset?

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Hands-On: Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Feels Great, But It’s Not Perfect


During Oculus Connect 6 in San Jose, CA, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled that the Oculus Quest would allow for hand and finger tracking without the need of any hand controllers, and of course, I couldn’t wait to try it. Hand-tracking on the Quest without the need for any type of additional hardware shows a lot of promise for the future of the Quest and VR as a whole. We’ve come a long way since Oculus’ consumer product.

#3DJam: The Blind Leading the Blind… in VR!


One of the great appeals of motion control is that it gives us an enormous feeling of power and control over our digital environment. In dualcyon , each player is equipped with a Leap Motion Controller and Oculus Rift, but there’s a twist: you can only see the interactions of the other player.

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Ultraleap Stereo IR 170 review: use your hands naturally in VR!

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I have appreciated it a lot, so I thought it could have been a cool idea to make a post for you to describe how it is and compare it with the previous Leap Motion controller. UltraLeap 2 vs Leap Motion Controller: what doesn’t change.

Hacking the (Old) VR Developer Mount for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive


If you want to adapt your older kit to the Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive, here’s a quick guide that will help: Thicker Adhesive Strips. You can get them from your local hardware store or from Amazon: [link]. If you have an Oculus Rift, you’ll want to get a longer extender as well. Unlike the Oculus Rift CV1, the HTC Vive has an onboard USB port that’s fully compatible with the Leap Motion Controller.

Cal Hacks 2014: Voice-Commanded Virtual Reality and Musical Data


Sponsors ranging from tech’s biggest players to emerging stealth startups set up shop with APIs and bleeding-edge hardware for collegiate minds to feast on. Leap Motion hacks and mashups, plus lots more photos from a weird, wacky, and wild weekend. (By Leap Learning.

Interaction Engine 1.0: Object Interactions, UI Toolkit, Handheld Controller Support, and More


At Leap Motion, our mission is to empower people to interact seamlessly with the digital landscape. Last year, we released an early access beta of the Leap Motion Interaction Engine , a layer that exists between the Unity game engine and real-world hand physics. We’ve heard from many developers about the challenge of supporting multiple inputs, so this feature makes it easier to support hand tracking alongside the Oculus Touch or Vive controllers.

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Reality is Your Instrument: Composing in Soundscape VR


Designed for the Oculus Rift, it’s available free for Mac and Windows on the Leap Motion App Store. Over time, my interest shifted to Unity3D, and now I love to tinker with new hardware like the Leap Motion, Oculus Rift, or Kinect – which led to experiments like Hoverboard VR , Polyrider , and Soundscape VR. Nowadays, I jam around with Reason, Figure, and also Collider for Leap Motion.

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Ultraleap Gemini is hands tracking at its best

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Ultraleap is the company born from the acquisition of Leap Motion by Ultrahaptics and it has always worked towards offering optimal hands tracking solutions for the XR market. Today Ultraleap has officially released Gemini, the fifth-version of the hands tracking runtime.

Ultraleap Gemini Impressions: Better Hand Tracking Is Coming

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If you’ve been following VR since before the release of consumer headsets you’ll be familiar with Leap Motion, a startup that launched a desktop hand tracking accessory in 2014 that could be mounted to the front of the Oculus Developer Kit 2.

Newsletter 51 – #WWYL? How Hardware Hacks can Change the World


Find out this week on Developer Labs with a retro art experiment and how hardware hacking can change the world. To take control of your own hardware integrations, check out Cylon.js to hack an Arduino. Let us know your hardware hacking dreams @LeapMotionDev with the hashtag #WWYL.

The Importance of Hand Tracking UX Design

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If you’re going to do a lot of development, you had better use Oculus Link through a USB 3.0 Also, install the Oculus app and the Oculus Hub on your computer. Follow the guides here to set up your Unity account and turn on Oculus hand-tracking. Under Assets, click Oculus.

A Hands on Look at the State of Input in VR


Oculus Touch controllers were just announced to ship late in 2016. Xbox gamepads shipped with the Oculus Rift headset. Though Oculus Rift no longer comes bundled with an Xbox controller, there are still titles being made that are compatible with gamepads across Steam, Oculus Store, and the Playstation Store. Others, like the Oculus Go or Vive Focus headsets, are all-in-one mobile solutions that don’t need an accompanying smartphone to operate. LEAP Motion.

The Goggles… They Do Something!


It’s also a delicate balancing act – between our natural instincts about the physical world, and the unique capabilities of the hardware. While the Leap Motion Controller can track more than 2 feet away, the “sweet spot” for tracking is roughly 1 foot from the device. However, with headsets like the Oculus Rift, the user’s eye lenses remain focused at infinity. For example, the Oculus Rift DK2 recommends a minimum range of 75 cm. Distances in VR.

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3 Robots About to Break Into Your Everyday Reality


At Leap Motion, we’ve seen our fair share of impressive motion-controlled robots that will one day bring about the robocalypse. (We’re This month, two different robot arms featuring Leap Motion control have vastly overshot their Kickstarter funding targets, promising to bring miniaturized adaptive robotics to your desktop in new and exciting ways. The Leap Motion Controller was a natural input choice for its popularity among makers and developers.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.23): Facebook works on its OS, Oculus Link official cable released, Huawei VR glasses available, and much more!

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It is also working on creating its own hardware : a previous report highlighted that it could build its own chips in the future, and this article shows how the company is working also in acquiring hardware parts markers. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR facebook oculus v

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


Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Please try a new text input interface using Leap Motion!” Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. 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. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift.

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