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. Now the company has revealed its next big step in the form of Project North Star , an open source AR development kit that features a combined 100-degree field of view, low latency, and high resolution with support for the Leap Motion controller for precise hand-tracking.

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.’. AMerican computer hardware manufacturer Leap Motion has released a series of concept videos teasing a technological future where augmented and virtual reality have collided to form a ‘parallel reality’ of sorts. We can access virtual control panels for our connected IoT devices.

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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.” Founded in 2010, Leap Motion released its initial product (today called the ‘ Leap Motion Controller ‘) in 2012, a desktop-focused peripheral which offered markerless hand-tracking. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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. In providing developers a way to incorporate scanning technology into Unity, Leap Motion enabled a new breed of VR experience—one where participants used their own hands to interact with digital objects rather than controllers. Photos courtesy of Leap Motion.

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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You can finally buy the Leap Motion v2 accessory. The time for us XR developers to buy a Leap Motion 2 has finally come. Leap Motion 1 has been used by almost every developer and researcher , both in VR and not.

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. Led by JP Morgan Asset management, Leap Motion’s Series C investment brings the company’s total public capital raise to just over $94 million, according to Crunchbase.

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. However, an $80 peripheral is not what the Leap team has in mind for the future. The presence of a Gear VR in the demo room is significant for Leap Motion. Tagged with: finger tracking , hand tracking , leap motion , peripheral , tracking.

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

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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. Project North Star is an opensource augmented reality headset that Leap Motion has designed and gifted to the community. The device also exploits Leap Motion hands tracking and offers a completely natural interface all based on hands interactions.

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. But reaching out to touch and interact in this way can be jarring because there’s no physical feedback from the virtual world. Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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. This is a combination of software and hardware we’ve made specifically for untethered, battery-powered virtual and augmented reality devices, many of which will run off the same types of processors already used in smartphones around the globe.

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. Archive Features leap motion MWC MWC 2017 Qualcomm Snapdragon virtual reality vr

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. Archive leap motion mobile Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr

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 have always had a knack for presenting complex ideas involved in their work in a visual way immediately graspable by the viewer. leap motion VR virtual reality input

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. Without physical boundaries in place, objects on the virtual plane will behave according to the digital physics model, right up to the point you accidentally put your digital self through said objects – at which point things kinda breakdown.

XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

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Apart from the splendid Cathedral and the tasty Trdelnik, Prague also features an interesting Virtual Reality startup: VRgineers. XTAL is an enterprise headset with incredible specifications, like for instance: 5120 x 1440 display resolution (2560 x 1440 per eye); OLED display Custom non-Fresnel lenses 180° diagonal FOV Spatial 3D sound from a built-in sound card Embedded microphone Embedded eye tracking Auto-IPD adjustment Embedded Leap motion v2 sensor.

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. But now the Leap Motion controller has found new life as a virtual reality hand tracker. Currently no consumer VR headset has a built in hand tracking system using Leap Motion.

The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Banking

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What comes to mind when you think of virtual reality ? The immersive nature of virtual reality makes the often dull world of finance more compelling for people. See Also: Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Financial Industry. Why the Finance Industry Needs Virtual Reality. Banks can use virtual reality to present their services in a new light. Virtual Reality Applications in the Financial Industry.

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. Founded in 2010, Leap Motion develops leading hand-tracking hardware and software. ” Image courtesy Leap Motion. Image courtesy Leap Motion. ” Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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. Today, Leap Motion dropped an early access beta version of their Interaction Engine which makes it easier for developers to build VR environments can adroitly manipulate with their hands. leap motion vr virtual reality

Watch: Half-Life: Alyx Gets Up And Running In Project North Star AR Headset

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Getting up and running inside Leap Motion’s Project North Star open-source AR headset. It’s also one of the first times we’ve seen North Star in action ever since Ultrahaptics bought Leap Motion last year. Half-Life: Alyx’s latest impressive feat?

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. Its easy workflow opens up extraordinary possibilities for virtual production, performance capture, live television, and web broadcasting.

Vivid Vision: Curing Lazy Eye with VR + Leap Motion

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Could virtual reality retrain our brains to reverse some types of vision problems? As an adult, James decided to try retraining his brain using a combination of Leap Motion hand tracking and VR. Leap Motion hand tracking also makes it possible for patients to interact in 3D – enabling them to practice eye-hand coordination skills in a life-like environment. The post Vivid Vision: Curing Lazy Eye with VR + Leap Motion appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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. This is because Leap Motion has announced its v4 version of the tracking runtime and with it three demos to showcase the new tracking functionalities: Cat Explorer, Particles, and Paint. A great job by Leap Motion engineers!

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

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Weekly Funding & People Roundup: Leap Motion Raises $50M, WaveOptics Raises £12M, Hutch Interiors Raises$10M, ObEN Raises $5M, nDreams Raises £2.7M, Mira Announces $99 AR Headset, Paramount Pictures Names Ted Schilowitz as Futurist in Residence 1) Leap Motion , a hand-tracking company, has raised $50M in Series C funding led by clients advised by J.P.

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. The Leap Motion Interaction Engine handles these scenarios by having the virtual hand penetrate the geometry of that object/surface, resulting in visual clipping. For our latest sprint, we asked ourselves – how can penetration of virtual surfaces be made to feel more coherent and create greater sense of presence through visual feedback?

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. 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.

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. The addition of the OSVR faceplate with Leap Motion will make the HDK the first-to-market virtual reality headset with fully integrated motion control technology. This also marks the first in a future lineup of virtual reality headsets with embedded Leap Motion hardware and software.

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. Click To Tweet “Virtual and augmented reality are at a critical point in their evolution,” said Michael Buckwald, Leap Motion CEO. Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Leap Motion Team UX Design

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. 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. Augmented and virtual reality experiences built on tethered HMDs 1st Prize: $10,000.

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! It’s amazing to see the Leap Motion Controller improve over time in an engine where you have full control,” says getnamo, aka Jan Kaniewski.

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: One of TIME Magazine’s Top 25 Inventions of 2014, MotionSavvy’s UNI is a two-way communication tool for the deaf using Leap Motion and speech technologies. Solution: Developers and researchers have been experimenting with using Leap Motion technology to measure hand tremors, including a team at UCSF.

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. As a result, they've created an "Interaction Engine" for Unity, the primary platform for developing virtual and mixed reality experiences, to try and take gesture interaction to the next level.

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. Once the Leap Motion Controller is properly mounted, use the USB extender to plug the controller into your computer. Install the Leap Motion Orion software.

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. The team at Leap Motion is constantly working to improve the accuracy and consistency of our tracking technology. That being said, there will always be limitations to any sensor technology, and the Leap Motion Controller is no exception.

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. 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.

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. But at least your head is customizable down to your hair, eyes, skin color, gender, and glasses Customising your Bigscreen Bigsceen, like other VR apps, allows you to adjust the size, distance, and curvature of your virtual screen. Bigscreen takes your screen and quite literally makes it bigger.

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. MARCH 2: To match the new capabilities of Leap Motion Orion with the performance demands of VR, we gave our Unity toolset an overhaul from the ground up. VR prototyping for less than $100 with Leap Motion + VRidge.