Last week, we saw how touchless gaming can train your brain and help with physical rehab. But what if the Leap Motion Controller could be used to control medical devices during heart surgery?

Plus, real-time sign language translation, 10 tips for getting your app into Airspace, and a wall that responds to human movements. To subscribe to our developer newsletter and get updates through email, click here.

Developer Labs

10 Tips for Getting Your App into Airspace

What are the biggest obstacles to getting an app in Airspace? Get your app launched faster by avoiding these 10 common pitfalls.

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Bringing Leap Motion Control to Heart Surgery

No surgeon likes to walk away from a patient on the operating table with a tube in their heart. But thanks to DriftCoast, surgeons will soon be able to use Leap Motion interaction to save lives.

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Inside the AXLR8R: 90 Seconds with MotionSavvy

By tracking and translating sign language in real time, Wade Kellard and his team want to give a voice to the world’s 70 million other deaf people.

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Highlights & Innovations

At a 10-day architecture showcase stretching across penthouses to historic banks to hotel lobbies, Behnaz Farahi’s Breathing Wall brought a large fabric sculpture to life with Leap Motion technology.

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Developer Events

San Francisco Unity User Group

645 Harrison St. Suite 200, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 2 @ 6:30 PM

Join Leap Motion experience engineer Daniel Plemmons as he talks about designing 3D gaming experiences in Unity. If you missed him at GDC, here’s your chance to hear about the latest techniques for input and controls.


General Assembly + Leap Motion Happy Hour

414 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA
Friday, April 18 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM

You’re invited to an evening of mingling, libations, and good conversation with Leap Motion UX designer Nancy Chen. Beer, wine, and light appetizers will be provided!


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