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New Leap Motion 2 Brings High-end Hand-tracking to Standalone Headsets

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10 years after the launch of Leap Motion—which garnered praise for offering some of the best hand-tracking in the industry—the company has announced a next-generation version of the device which now supports standalone XR headsets in addition to Windows and MacOS.

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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. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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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. However, one place in VR still seems like a potential sweet spot for Leap Motion’s hand-tracking tech: mobile.

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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 Perhaps the most exciting addition to the engine, though, is Oculus Touch and Vive controller support.

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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. ” Leap Motion controller mounted on an Oculus RIft DK2, image courtesy Leap Motion.

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Leap Motion 2 Adds High-Quality Hand Tracking To Almost Any Headset

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Leap Motion 2 is a $140 accessory that adds ultra high quality hand tracking to PC VR and standalone headsets. The original Leap Motion was a desktop hand tracking accessory launched in 2014 that could be mounted to the front of early modern VR headsets like the Oculus DK2.

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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. And the fact that it was not on sale was frustrating.