Tom Carter of Ultrahaptics talks about how hand tracking and haptics are symbiotic, where Ultrahaptics came from, and plans for the future of Leap Motion.
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Building the world’s most advanced augmented reality headset isn’t exactly for beginners. But at the world’s first #BuildYourNorthStar workshop, over 20 participants built their own open-source Project North Star headsets in just 48 hours – using components now available to everyone.
Today, we’re announcing a strategic deal with Ultrahaptics that combines the two companies and solidifies our collective role as the world’s leading spatial interaction company. Ultrahaptics is a long-time Leap Motion developer and the two companies have been working together for nearly six years. Their haptic technology creates tactile sensations in mid-air using ultrasonic waves. This […]
This morning, we released an update to the North Star headset assembly. The project CAD files now fit the Leap Motion Controller and add support for alternate headgear and torsion spring hinges. With these incremental additions, we want to broaden the ability to put together a North Star headset of your own. These are still […]
At Leap Motion, we’re always looking to advance our interactions in ways that push our hardware and software. As one of the lead engineers on Project North Star, I believe that augmented reality can be a truly compelling platform for human-computer interaction. While AR’s true potential comes from dissolving the barriers between humans and computers, […]
This morning, we released the latest generation of Orion tracking alongside major updates to our Unity and Unreal integrations. We’ve also taken several steps to streamline the developer experience, reflecting deeper changes in our SDK over time. Beyond the tracking updates, here’s a quick overview of the latest changes in our SDK.
Today we’re excited to announce the latest milestone of our journey with a major release of our Orion VR tracking software, now available for public beta on Windows. This is the fourth generation of our core software overall, featuring a range of feature improvements across the board: Better finger dexterity and fidelity Significantly smoother hand […]
Today we’re excited to announce the opening of our new design research studio in London with visionary VR/AR filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda, who will lead the new office and assume the role of VP of Design and Global Creative Director.
Explorations in VR Design is a journey through the bleeding edge of VR design – from architecting a space and designing groundbreaking interactions to making users feel powerful. Sound is essential for truly immersive VR. It conveys depth and emotion, builds and reinforces interactions, and guides users through alien landscapes. Combined with hand tracking and […]
The votes are in! Based on community ratings and scores from the Leap Motion team, we’re excited to present the winners of the second annual 3D Jam. This year’s 3D Jam raised the bar with over $75,000 in cash and prizes, and we’re impressed with the imagination and creativity of everyone who participated. With nearly […]