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. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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.” Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. Now as Leap Motion’s VP of Design, he’s turning his ideas into (augmented) reality.

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.’. The possible use-case scenarios for this kind of immersive technology is theoretically endless.

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.

Leap Motion Announces Open-Source AR Dev Kit ‘Project North Star’

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If you’re looking to add accurate hand-tracking technology to your VR or AR experience, there are few options outside Leap Motion technology. The post Leap Motion Announces Open-Source AR Dev Kit ‘Project North Star’ appeared first on VRScout.

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.

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. Photos courtesy of 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 Goes Mobile

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Technology is like a flash in the darkness – long nights building towards an instant when suddenly everything is different. 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.

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.

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.

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. This device then uses infrared scanning technology to detect the position of your hands in 3D space.

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.

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. So how does Leap Motion’s technology fit into the AR/VR market?

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.

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.

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

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Finally jumping the hurdle of VR input will eventually require a combination of many different technologies currently in their infancy. 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. Tagged with: hand tracking , leap motion , qualcomm , standalone.

OSVR Hacker Dev Kit will Feature Embedded Leap Motion Technology

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Today, Leap Motion and OSVR announced that the upcoming OSVR Hacker Dev Kit will feature an optional faceplate embedded with Leap Motion hardware. This also marks the first in a future lineup of virtual reality headsets with embedded Leap Motion hardware and software.

5 Medical and Assistive Technologies Being Transformed with Leap Motion

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From the operating room to virtual reality, here are 5 ways that people are using Leap Motion tech for medical and assistive applications. Solution: Developers and researchers have been experimenting with using Leap Motion technology to measure hand tremors, including a team at UCSF.

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

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Morgan Asset Management for its VR/AR hand-tracking technology. 5) nDreams, creators of The Assembly and publishers of the upcoming brawler Bloody Zombies , have completed an additional £2M investment with Mercia Technologies, and £7K from private investors to create more VR games.

Qualcomm VR HMD gets Snapdragon 835, Leap Motion hand-tracking

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GDC and MWC are just around the corner, and Qualcomm is diving head-first into virtual reality with a new dev-kit and hand-tracking technology. Archive Features leap motion MWC MWC 2017 Qualcomm Snapdragon virtual reality vr

Building Blocks: A Deep Dive Into Leap Motion Interactive Design

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Leap Motion Orion tracking was designed with simple physical interactions in mind, starting with pinch and grab. Virtual reality gives us the power to augment our digital selves with capabilities that mirror real-world wearable technologies.

Universities Drive VR/AR Research with Leap Motion

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Even in the third age of VR, when the technology is small, inexpensive, and powerful enough that millions of people can own it, universities are still at the bleeding edge of VR research and development. 59% of universities have Leap Motion Controllers.

Leap Motion secures $50M to continue its work in VR/AR hand-tracking tech

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Leap Motion, Inc., the leading creator of motion tracking technology for natural input in virtual and augmented reality, today announced $50 million in Series C funding led by clients advised by J.P.

Leap Motion Announces Keiichi Matsuda as VP of Design and Global Creative Director to Lead New London Design Research Studio

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With this new London office, we’re building on our team of world-class creatives and engineers to further our mission to design robust, believable and honest visions of a world elevated by technology, with human input at the center.

Leap Motion 3D Jam 2.0 Launches on Sept. 28th!

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We’ve come a long way since we first launched the Leap Motion Controller two years ago. Since we released our technology to the world, we’ve been constantly working to bring new tools and assets to developers building with the Leap Motion platform.

6 Principles of Leap Motion Interaction Design

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In the process of building applications and various UX experiments at Leap Motion, we’ve come up with a useful set of heuristics to help us critically evaluate our gesture and interaction designs. Are there obvious conditions that define the motion?

Leap Motion Brings Hand Tracking To Ultrawide Field Of View Headset

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A partnership between an engineering company building solutions geared toward professionals (VRgineers) and a leading hand-tracking company (Leap Motion) aims to pair up their technologies. Embedding Leap Motion’s next generation hand-tracking technology directly into future VRgineers headsets will allow professional users to interact with VR applications completely naturally using their hands,” said Marek Polcak, CEO and co-founder of VRgineers, in a prepared statement.

From Orion to Mobile VR: Leap Motion in 2016

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Technology is like a flash in the darkness – long nights building towards an instant when suddenly everything is different. Click To Tweet Leap Motion goes mobile. Our team will be at CES January 5-8 with our Leap Motion Mobile Platform reference design.

Oculus Rift S Onboard Cameras Could Support Finger Tracking In Future

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The company acquired startup Nimble VR , composed of four veterans of hand tracking technology. However, Facebook hasn’t demonstrated this technology to journalists or developers yet.

uSens Raises $20 Million To Pursue Inside-Out Tracking Technology

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uSens was founded in 2013 and is working on inside-out position and hand tracking technologies. The post uSens Raises $20 Million To Pursue Inside-Out Tracking Technology appeared first on UploadVR.

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

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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.

Under the Hood: The Leap Motion Hackathon’s Augmented Reality Workspace

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Early last month, Leap Motion kicked off our internal hackathon with a round of pitch sessions. At Leap Motion, we spend a lot of time experimenting with new ways of interacting with technology, and we often run into the same problem. Leap Motion.

Punch into Hyperspace with VR Cockpit: Leap Motion’s Latest Experimental Project

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The demo puts you in control using a combination of Leap Motion interaction and a fully integrated Hands On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS) control system. visual and audio feedback mechanisms for motion control interfaces. Leap Motion + HOTAS Gamepad.

Reach into the Digital World: Getting Started with Leap Motion @ HackingEDU

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At Leap Motion, we believe that the next wave of technological interfaces will rely on the original human operating system: your hands. LA Hack Finalists Armateur: Robotic Arm + Leap Motion + Bluetooth. Getting Started with Leap Motion.

Clasping Objects In VR Becomes Effortless With Leap Motion’s Interaction Engine

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Leap Motion, Inc., All those people who have experienced Leap Motion hand tracker will be in the right position to explain how it feels to use it. Virtual Reality Leap Motion Inc.

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 post Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences appeared first on Road to VR.

This Tech Lets You Move Virtual Objects Like A Jedi

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candidate in the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Creativity, Technology, and the Arts. The technology always did make me feel a bit like a wizard (or witch) in a Harry Potter movie, using my own two hands to cast incantations and prompt holograms to do my bidding.