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.

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 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 result is a theoretically-endless virtual playspace that incorporates anything and everything into the experience. “As

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. “We ended up with something roughly the size of a virtual reality headset.

Leap Motion tracking v4 sample apps show how Virtual Reality UX should be made

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If you are a VR enthusiast, for sure in the last days you’ve found your social media feed full of videos and animations of people playing around with a cute cat in virtual reality using only their bare hands. A great job by Leap Motion engineers!

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.

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.

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. virtual reality peripheral that can be mounted onto an Oculus Rift headset.

Leap Motion’s ‘Interaction Engine’ Unlocks.

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Leap Motion’s ‘Interaction Engine’ Unlocks More Natural Human Input for VR 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.

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. The post Leap Motion Goes Mobile appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

Leap Motion shows off Interaction Engine for their VR.

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Leap Motion shows off Interaction Engine for their VR hand-tracking tech VR makes the most sense when you don’t have to learn the controls and stuff just works. leap motion vr virtual reality

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 Reveals Project North Star, an Open-source Wide FOV AR Headset Dev Kit

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Over the last few weeks, Leap Motion has been teasing some very compelling AR interface prototypes, demonstrated on an unknown headset. Leap Motion plans to open-source the design of the device, which they’re calling Project North Star. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

Leap Motion + iClone 7 for Professional Animation

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Animate from fingers to forearms with @LeapMotion and Reallusion iClone 7 for professional motion capture animation. This week we’re excited to share a new engine integration with the professional animation community – Leap Motion and iClone 7 Motion LIVE.

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

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He’s being assigned to work closely with the Paramount and Viacom technology teams to explore all forms of new and emerging technologies, with an emphasis on virtual reality and augmented reality.

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. Indeed, the Snapdragon 835 is the centerpiece of Qualcomm‘s new Virtual Reality Development Kit.

Leap Motion wants to rid mobile VR of controllers

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No matter the visual, and even aural, fidelity of virtual and augmented reality headsets, the illusion starts to break down the moment you want to grab something in the synthetic worlds. If Leap Motion … Continue reading.

Leap Motion’s Interaction Engine Lets You Get a Grip in VR

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Launched back in 2012, Leap Motion first introduced us to their new way of interacting with computers in three dimensions. At the time, the Leap Motion sensor sat on your desk or was built into your keyboard, allowing for natural hand and finger movement tracking.

Interaction Sprints at Leap Motion: Exploring the Hand-Object Boundary

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Click To Tweet When you reach out and grab a virtual object or surface, there’s nothing stopping your physical hand in the real world. Object Interactions in the Leap Motion Interaction Engine. How do you grab a virtual object?

Building Blocks: A Deep Dive Into Leap Motion Interactive Design

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In reality, no two people have the same intuitions. For example, pushing an on/off button in virtual reality.). Time stands still and we feel transported into a higher level of reality. Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Team Orion UX Design blocks explorations

Universities Drive VR/AR Research with Leap Motion

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Click To Tweet Universities are the earliest adopters of virtual and augmented reality. Virtual reality was born in universities and survived through multiple waves of innovation, failure, and rebirth. 71% of universities own augmented reality headsets.

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

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Leap Motion’s efforts will seek to set a new standard for interaction design with the digital world, and define the core user experience for the next generation of mobile and all-in-one headsets. Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Leap Motion Team UX Design

Leap Motion's Interaction Engine Brings Natural Gestures into Virtual Worlds

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Leap Motion created gesture control for all sorts of things, including virtual reality, long ago, but developers must build in support for their tracking peripheral to use its full potential.

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.

Leap Motion VR Support Now Directly Integrated in Unreal Engine

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Bringing hands into virtual reality just got a major upgrade. Now officially integrated in Unreal Engine 4.11 , getnamo’s independent plugin for Leap Motion makes it faster and easier than ever to integrate Leap Motion Orion into your VR projects!

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. 28th, developers around the world will build innovative experiences for virtual reality, desktop, mobile, and beyond. The Leap Motion team.

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. Vivid Vision believes that VR and motion controls can trick the player’s brain into strengthening their weaker eye.

VR Prototyping for Less Than $100 with Leap Motion + VRidge

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63 for the Leap Motion Controller and VR Developer Mount , now on sale in our web store. If you’re sensitive to motion sickness, the added latency may cause you to feel uncomfortable. Setup your Google Cardboard with Leap Motion Controller.

Exclusive: Scaffolding in VR – Interaction Design for Easy & Intuitive Building

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Imagine being able to assemble weightless car engines, arrange dynamic virtual workspaces, or create imaginary castles with infinite bricks. Barrett is the Lead VR Interactive Engineer for Leap Motion. Martin is Lead Virtual Reality Designer and Evangelist for Leap Motion.

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?

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

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Leap Motion, Inc., the US-based company which deals with the development of computer hardware has recently unveiled a beta version of its famous the Interaction Engine, which brings a whole lot of changes when it comes to handling objects in virtual reality.

Design Sprints at Leap Motion: A Playground of 3D User Interfaces

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As mainstream VR/AR input continues to evolve – from the early days of gaze-only input to wand-style controllers and fully articulated hand tracking – so too are the virtual user interfaces we interact with. A trackball seemed like a prime candidate for virtual recreation.

From Orion to Mobile VR: Leap Motion in 2016

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2016 was a landmark year for virtual reality, but 2017 will be nothing short of surreal. Click To Tweet Leap Motion goes mobile. Our team will be at CES January 5-8 with our Leap Motion Mobile Platform reference design.

Design Sprints at Leap Motion: Building a Sculpture Prototype with the Graphic Renderer

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Click To Tweet The Leap Motion Interaction Engine lets developers give their virtual objects the ability to be picked up, thrown, nudged, swatted, smooshed, or poked. Rapid Prototyping and Development at Leap Motion.

Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences

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First demonstrated to theme park executives at the Asian Attractions Expo in Singapore last month, Holovis ’ R3ex (Rideable Realtime Robot Experiences) project combines virtual reality with four/six-axis robot arm amusement rides.

6 Kickass Unity Assets for Your Leap Motion VR Projects

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Today on the blog, we’ve handpicked six assets that will take your Leap Motion VR demo to the next level. Avatar Hand Controller for Leap Motion – $5. With tons of options you’ll find everything you need to build unique materials for your Leap Motion VR scenes.

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

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AltspaceVR is a virtual social space where you can strap on your Vive and meet people from around the world. Leap Motion adds a whole new level of expression to your virtual avatar – so you can point, wave, or dance. Have a question about Leap Motion + HTC Vive?

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 ?

Bigscreen Brings Your Desktop Into Virtual Reality

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With the help of Virtual Reality of course. Bigscreen syncs a virtual space with up to four other people so you can show what's on your desktop to everyone else. Others include The Virtual Desktop and Envelop which adds an AR spin to the experience.

Researchers Develop VR Haptic Feedback System Using Custom Quadcopters

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Serving as a levitating haptic feedback proxy, these specially-designed drones are outfitted with unique touchable surfaces and track a users position to provide real-time haptics to virtual objects. Image Credit: VRHapticDrones: Providing Haptics in Virtual Reality through Quadcopters.

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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.

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. One of our tracking engineers suggested using our prototype Dragonfly module to augment a physical display with virtual widgets. Leap Motion.

5 Experiments from Leap Motion’s Internal Hackathon (Including the Augmented Reality Workspace)

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Recently, Leap Motion kicked off one of our internal hackathons, where small teams pitch and develop quick demos over the course of two days. Built using C++/OpenGL, the project uses genuine Windows API calls to bring the interface into augmented reality.