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 Raises $50 Million For Its Finger Tracking Technology

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VR and AR headsets are heading to market from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others that have a wide range of capabilities. 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.

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

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6) Mira , iPhone AR headset startup created by two USC seniors, announced they will be launching an iPhone AR headset for $99, a fraction of the cost of high-end competitors like Microsoft’s Hololens.

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 ?

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

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Microsoft Stays Mum on Xbox VR. Image courtesy Microsoft. Major Tracking Update for Leap Motion. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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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. Meanwhile, Leap Motion released a new demo of its open-source AR headset, Project North Star, in action playing a game of augmented reality table tennis. .

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Will Reportedly Use Qualcomm XR1 And Cost Less

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It’s no secret that Microsoft’s first-generation HoloLens hasn’t exactly been flying off shelves: The company acknowledged in 2015 that the $3,000 AR headset was on a multi-year journey to becoming a consumer product, and improved versions have reportedly been in the works for some time. A report claimed last year that Microsoft scrapped the release of a prototype second-generation HoloLens to move on to the current, third-generation model. AR HoloLens microsoft

Universities Drive VR/AR Research with Leap Motion

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43% of those are the Microsoft Hololens. 59% of universities have Leap Motion Controllers. The post Universities Drive VR/AR Research with Leap Motion appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

An In-depth Look at Microsoft’s HoloLens & Mixed Reality Ecosystem

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Microsoft is taking a holistic approach with Windows Mixed Reality being baked into Windows 10, meaning that developers can create a single application that can run on the HoloLens, on one of their partner VR headsets, on a Surface tablet, or as a desktop app.

Microsoft HoloLens: Everything you need to know about the $3,000 AR headset

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Microsoft HoloLens, the company's holographic, augmented reality headset took us all by surprise when it was unveiled at a Windows 10 event at the beginning of 2015. Microsoft wants developers to create new apps, games and experiences for the HoloLens using its Holographic platform.

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.

See Whac-A-Mole In AR With This Black Mirror-Inspired HoloLens Prototype

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We also tested combining the HoloLens with the Leap Motion because of the more accurate hand tracking. Although the Leap Motion controller gives the player the ability to have freedom of interaction with their hands, we had to attach the Leap Motion controller to the HoloLens.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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The Chinese company is also making a standalone VR headset for Google’s upcoming WorldSense platform and a standalone device for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mixed Reality platform. San Francisco-based Leap Motion has raised a $50M Series C for their hand- and finger-tracking technology.

VR Flight Simulator Lets You Explore the World and the Web

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FlyInside FSX is a plugin for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D that brings you inside a completely realistic airplane flight deck. The post VR Flight Simulator Lets You Explore the World and the Web appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

All you need to know on HoloLens 2

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They teased a lot of interesting features and services of the device, and left the remaining technical details to some technical sheets on Microsoft website. Woman wearing a HoloLens2 device (Image by Microsoft). Header image by Microsoft).

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. On the contrary, Microsoft has worked a lot on the platform, to make it more appealing to enterprise customers.

What Would a Truly 3D Operating System Look Like?

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Jody Medich is a UX designer and researcher who believes that the next giant leap in technology involves devices and interfaces that can “speak human.” appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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Drawboard Is A Position-Tracked Pen Designed To Help You Write In VR

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It’s tracked using Leap Motion’s hand-tracking controller on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive to enable six degrees of freedom (6DOF), capturing your full range of movement.

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

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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. Keep in mind that Magic Leap One has a diagonal FOV of 50° and you realize why the word “only” is between quotes.

Researchers Show Off TouchVR Palm And Finger Haptic Feedback Device

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So equipped, the wearer can feel applied force and sliding motions in the palm, combined with vibrations that run from the palm to the fingertips to simulate object textures.

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Facebook Patents ‘Small Form Factor’ AR Display With ‘Large Field of View’

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The Magic Leap One for example is relatively compact with a horizontal field of view of 40 degrees. Leap Motion’s Project North Star design achieves 100 degrees, but is significantly bulkier. The source claimed to have tried a prototype that “resembled traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap.”. Microsoft likely isn’t resting on its laurels, however.

Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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Traditionally, leading tech vendors have invested in distributed network infrastructure, but many of them (such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft) are adapting to a new paradigm to support localized, persistent, collaborative, shared, multiuser interactions. Header image by Leap Motion).

Realmax Qian Is A Light, Fully Wireless AR/VR Headset With A 100-degree FOV

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Co-developed by a former Microsoft executive and a Chinese company with manufacturing expertise, Qian uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system on chip and stereoscopic 1080p displays to deliver a dramatically more powerful AR experience than Microsoft’s HoloLens — a proprietary 16:9 visual system that was bright, vividly colored, and detailed in our hands-on testing at CES.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.01): HP Reverb G2 launched, Qualcomm goes bullish on 5G and Wi-fi 6 and more!

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HP and Microsoft have a long track in offering enterprise hardware, so this headset may battle HTC on his own land (B2B). Rony Abovitz steps down from Magic Leap CEO. It is the end of an era: Abovitz has been the mastermind behind Magic Leap’s communication and vision.

WCVRI Day 1: Hands-on RealMax AR glasses and Droolon F1 eye tracking!

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And there are booths of many important companies : Lenovo, Microsoft, HP, Huawei, GoPro, etc… so this event has cool stuff to showcase. RealMax can mount a Leap Motion device, so you have the power of using naturally your hands to interact with AR elements.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.15): Apple kills its AR glasses, Oculus full-steam ahead on 2nd gen VR and much more!

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All the other major companies (Samsung, Huawei, etc…) are working on AR and Apple for sure can’t stop experimenting with if it doesn’t want to miss the next communication platform as Microsoft did with Windows Phone. Microsoft has released this week a new video showing how the game will work.

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Magic Leap One’s Reported Field Of View Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

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The Microsoft HoloLens Developer Kit originally released back in March of 2016. Now the Magic Leap One , the severely hyped upcoming AR headset that no one can talk about, only has a 40 degree horizontal field of view according to uncovered developer documentation. Similar to the HoloLens, using the Magic Leap One will likely instill a “window” effect in your view. Granted, I have not personally tried the Magic Leap One, but this statistic is troubling.

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

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As for actions such as pulling up menus or teleporting around virtual environments, it’s possible that hand gestures such as the ones used with the Microsoft HoloLens or Leap Motion could resolve this. That’s a pretty big leap for VR, and hand tracking pushes us even further.

XTAL Ultra High-End VR Headset Adds Neurable’s Emotion Analysis

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” The expected use cases for the system make sense for the XTAL headset, which starts around $5,500 for its ultra-high end features which include a higher resolution panel, expanded field of view and integrated Leap Motion hand tracking. The military is investing nearly half a billion dollars in Microsoft-built HoloLens AR headsets to help soldiers become more effective while Walmart purchased 17,000 Oculus Go VR headsets this year to train the workforce at every store.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.21): Daydream is dead, Varjo VR-2 is out, Sony makes AR glasses and much more!

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VR-2 Pro adds an integrated Leap Motion and a 10m cable. In them you can find some interesting insights on how Microsoft designed the UX of HoloLens (go to section 2 of the slides linked below).

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.22): Oculus working on AR glasses with Luxottica, Apple glasses FOV discovered and much more!

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CEOs means a lot for a company: think about how Microsoft has changed going from Ballmer to Nadella. It has bought the hand-tracking company Leap Motion various months ago for $30M since the two hardware are a perfect fit the one for the other.

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Tomorrow's Tech Today: Takeaways From Augmented World Expo 2019

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RealMax's AR and VR device with hand tracking by Leap Motion and an epic 102-degree field of view, was used for a multiplayer AR game which involved grabbing fish and knocking over boxes. The 10th annual Augmented World Expo ( AWE ) wrapped on Friday, May 31st.

NoUI/ Zero UI Concept: What Can Stimulate AR and VR Further Development?

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Yes, there is Microsoft Hololens that allows its users to click and open the menu using a hand, but far more expected is the integration of one of the Leap Motion or ManoMotion (or any other) solutions with the mass-produced products. Project North Star; Source: Leap Motion.

Turn Any Surface Into An AR Experience With Post Mobile AR

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Spacee will be the first to tell you that what they are offering is not the same as something like Microsoft HoloLens, Leap Motion, or Magic Leap technology.

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Intel’s Project Alloy Demonstrates “Merged Reality”

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This provides Leap Motion type hand tracking as well as six-degrees-of-freedom, room-scale positional tracking. The demo continued using natural hand motions to push a switch to open another room containing a virtual golden lathe.

Intel’s Project Alloy Demonstrates “Merged Reality”

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This provides Leap Motion type hand tracking as well as six-degrees-of-freedom, room-scale positional tracking. The demo continued using natural hand motions to push a switch to open another room containing a virtual golden lathe.

Pimax Announces Improvements to “5K” Plus and “8K” Headsets, Updates on Accessories

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” SEE ALSO Most Windows VR Headsets Have Vanished from the Microsoft Store, Limited Stock Elsewhere. Promised back in the Kickstarter days, Pimax says that it’s been delayed due to Leap Motion’s acquisition by ULtraHaptics.