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Leap Motion to develop hand tracking sensor for smartphone VR sets

Leap Motion is developing a new input sensor that will track users hand motion in a VR experience. (Source: Leap Motion)
Leap Motion is developing a new input sensor that will track users hand motion in a VR experience. (Source: Leap Motion)
Leap Motion hopes the sensor will allow VR users to interact with and control mobile VR with their hands and fingers, further pushing VR development.
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Leap Motion, best known for their motions sensors that allow users to control their computers with their hands and fingers, has announced the development of the Leap Motion Mobile Platform. In an article posted today on the Leap Motion blog, David Holz (co-founder and CTO of the company) unveiled the ambitious project. The aim of the platform is to create “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.”

This goal calls for an overhaul of their existing sensors, as they need the hand tracking to “run at nearly 10 times the speed all while making it smoother and more accurate than ever before.” As these sensors are intended for use with smartphones and mobile devices, power use must also be as low and efficient as possible. In addition, Leap Motion hopes to make the sensor capable of detecting motion in a 180 x 180 degree field of view. Essentially, this will allow users to interact with their VR headsets by moving their hands anywhere in the hemisphere directly in front of them.

Leap Motion will begin demoing the tech this month at various events beginning this month.

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Sam Medley, 2016-12- 5 (Update: 2016-12- 5)