Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

The Ghost Howls

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. augmented reality reviews AR

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.09): Qualcomm XR2 defines the future of XR, Magic Leap having tragic sales, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

This means that if you employ 4 for tracking, you can still use two for instance for eye-tracking and one for lips tracking; Be able to finally offer passthrough augmented reality with appropriate resolution and framerate. Image by Magic Leap). Goood Monday everyone!

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AR+VR Weekly: ARKit apps hit 13M downloads, Leap Motion’s “virtual wearables” and Ready Player One hits theaters

AWE Blog

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 ?

Project North Star is Now Open Source


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.

All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

The Ghost Howls

This represents the current status of the technology, that is evolving, but has still not reached the inflection point to become mainstream (as I have already told you in my 2019 predictions about augmented and virtual reality ).

WCVRI: Hands-on with new North Star headset, Virtualizer 2, Pareal VR and more!

The Ghost Howls

Project North Star is an opensource reference design for a wide-FOV augmented reality headset that Leap Motion (now Ultraleap ) has given to the community. The hand tracking was fabulous as always thanks to Leap Motion and its Orion tracking. Virtualizer 2.

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 1: Cave, zSpace, Brogent hands-on

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iStaging also offers a very high quality service for virtual tour creations (and you can also find a special 10% discount in the lateral banners of this blog, if you are interested). Me and Andria of iStaging, discussing over their virtual tour services, in front of a Panomo VR camera.

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Analyzing Oculus Santa Cruz patent images

The Ghost Howls

The only headset that has such kind of strange thing on one side is the Magic Leap One , that uses it to track the controllers with magnetical fields… but we all know that Oculus actually uses optical tracking to track the controllers. attaching Leap Motion through an adapter).

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Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

The Ghost Howls

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. A simple (but misleading) view is that this is a database that will “feed” AR and mixed reality (MR) experiences.

AR+VR Weekly: AR Big Ben, 2018 Apple acquisitions & Google Lens sees billions

AWE Blog

The location-based World Lens uses augmented reality unwraps the scaffolding on the clock tower to reveal it along with its chimes and bongs. Hyped AR startup Blippar crashes into financial reality ( The Verge ). Funomena launches Luma for Magic Leap ( The Verge ).

Going (Literally) Hands-on With Manus Prime Haptic Gloves

Peter Graham

Virtual reality (VR) is all about immersion in whatever experience you happen to be in. In reality that has taken longer than expected yet hand-tracking has now caught up with VR headsets.

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Who Will Own the Metaverse?

AR Insider

It’s been called the AR Cloud by many, the Magicverse by Magic Leap, the Mirrorworld by Wired, the Cyberverse by Huawei, Planet-scale AR by Niantic and Spatial Computing by academics. What virtual avatars, creatures, information layers or interactive components are here.

On the XR Beat, with VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi

XR for Business Podcast

You've seen it from pre-DK1 days -- where [it was] probably a cobbled-together a collection of flat screens, wires, and duct tape -- and what it is today, where you have real consumer-grade virtual reality that's not even connected to computers. You've written countless articles on virtual and augmented reality. It sort of seems like t slower-than-expected acceptance of consumer VR in reality has sort of paved the way for bigger opportunities on the enterprise side.

OSVR - a Look Ahead


Acer, NVIDIA, Valve, Ubisoft, Leap Motion and many others joined the ecosystem. Increased Device Diversity leads to more Choices for Customers Trends An avalanche of new virtual reality devices arrived. We see goggles, motion trackers, haptics, eye trackers, motion chairs and body suits. OSVR implications OSVR embeds Virtual Reality Peripheral Network (VRPN), an established open-source library. Magic Leap is not commercial yet.