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. An overview of Project North Star Release 3 mechanical improvements | Image courtesy Leap Motion.

Ultrahaptics Buys Finger Tracking Company Leap Motion

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Ultrahaptics announced a “strategic deal” with hand tracking company Leap Motion to combine their startups and technologies. Ultrahaptics “projects ultrasound-drive tactile sensations onto users’ hands” while Leap Motion tracks the movements of the fingers. We’ll be curious to see if, Leap Motion combined with Ultrahaptics, we might see more ambient immersive effects integrated into various entertainment or education initiatives.

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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 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.

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.”

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 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. The post Leap Motion Looks To Combine AR & VR With ‘Mirrorworlds’ appeared first on VRScout.

Your Hands are Controllers in Leap Motion’s Interaction Engine

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Leap Motion just dropped a major upgrade—Interaction Engine 1.0—to Last year, digital-physical interaction pioneer Leap Motion released an early access beta of Interacton Engine. In providing developers a way to incorporate scanning technology into Unity, Leap Motion enabled a new breed of VR experience—one where participants used their own hands to interact with digital objects rather than controllers. Photos courtesy of Leap Motion.

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 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. Mounted facing outward on a VR headset, Leap Motion’s $80 Controllers allow some developers to build VR software with complex interactions and without using hand-held controllers.

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.

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.

Leap Motion Update Improves Physics, Supports Rift And Vive Controllers

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Fully functioning hand-tracking might be a ways off from becoming the standard form of VR input, but Leap Motion is making a big step toward that future today, taking its Interaction development engine to 1.0 Leap Motion has built a new user interface module that allows developers to create their own accessible menus and systems that can be navigated a little like Tom Cruise navigates menus in Minority Report. Tagged with: leap motion Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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.

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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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 1 has been used by almost every developer and researcher , both in VR and not.

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. Leap Motion has shown lots of cool stuff that can be done with their hand-tracking technology, but most of it is seen through the lens of VR. Now as Leap Motion’s VP of Design, he’s turning his ideas into (augmented) reality. AR Design Leap Motion News ar design ar interface 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.

VRgineers to Integrate Leap Motion Hand-tracking into its Wide FOV VRHero Headset

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Enterprise VR headset manufacturer VRgineers and Leap Motion , the company behind its eponymous optical hand tracker, announced they’re working together to embed Leap Motion’s tech into professional-grade VR headsets. The company is currently working with Leap Motion to bring the next generation of its professional VR headsets to market later this year with integrated Leap Motion technology.

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. And now, Qualcomm’s latest VRDK brings hand-tracking into the mix thanks to Leap Motion.

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

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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.

We Tried Leap Motion’s New Hand Tracking Module On Gear VR

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Leap Motion is a young technology company that is perhaps best known at this point for what it sells at your local Best Buy. However, an $80 peripheral is not what the Leap team has in mind for the future. This new device is a hacked together hand-tracking module that does two very important things for the Leap brand: it expands the trackable range of their previous iteration, and it makes the technology work on mobile VR devices.

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

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Leap Motion Showcases Mobile Hand-Tracking In New Video

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A few weeks back I went hands-on with Leap Motion’s mobile VR hand-tracking solution, and now you can see it in action for yourself. The video below shows a build of Leap’s Blocks demo designed for mobile VR headsets like the Qualcomm reference design it’s already been integrated into. Tagged with: leap motion , qualcomm. controllers leap motion qualcomm

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.

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.

Leap Motion?s New North Star Demo Brings Table Tennis To AR

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Leap Motion has found a new use for its open source AR headset, North Star; table tennis. “Eventually, as AR systems become more advanced and lifelike, we will be able to practice against “impossibly difficult” artificial opponents and use that intuition in the real world like never before,” Leap Motion’s Johnathon Selstad said in a blog post. AR leap motion Project North Star

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. One of the co-founders of Leap Motion reached out to Matsuda to invite him to help creating & influence the future of spatial computing since he has been creating functional and pragmatic spatial computing interfaces in his films since 2010.

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. The real improvements are increased performance, power savings and support for Leap Motion. The program is designed to help OEMs modify the reference Snapdragon 835 VR HMD and enable pre-optimized features like SMI’s eye-tracking and Leap Motion’s hand tracking.

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. We needed to build a whole new Leap Motion sensor with higher performance and much lower power. The post Leap Motion Goes Mobile appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. Augmented & Virtual Reality Hardware Leap Motion Team Orion mobile

Leap Motion VP: ‘AR And VR Will Have To Make Do With Sound And Vision For The Foreseeable Future’

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We’ve seen some incredible things emerging from Leap Motion since the company hired visionary filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda last year as a vice president leading a new London research studio. While the videos Leap Motion produced in recent weeks show off some interesting concepts for AR software design, I wonder how far this interaction paradigm can go without offering haptic feedback to users. So how does Leap Motion’s technology fit into the AR/VR market?

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.

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.

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 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.

Baofeng’s new headset has Leap Motion

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Baofeng Mojing, the world’s leading virtual headset manufacturer, has released a new viewer that incorporates Leap Motion gesture control. The Baofeng Mojing 5 Plus was announced at a press conference in Beijing yesterday, along... News Baofeng Mojing Leap Motion

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’s release of Interaction Engine’s Beta completes another piece of the peripheral-free VR input puzzle that the company has dedicated itself to over the last couple of years.