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Leap Motion Launch Oculus Mount for Hand Tracking



/ 2 years ago

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Oculus Rift is nothing short of awesome, but it lacks just one thing; when you’re looking around your 3D environment of choice, you reach out for things and naturally expect to see your hands in front of you, but you don’t. Of course you need to control your digital self with a peripheral of some kind, be that a Kinect, keyboard and mouse, steering wheel or similar device, but Leap Motion have retooled their technology with incredible results.

leap-motion-vr-developer-mount-on-hmdBy creating a simple VR headset mount and tweaking their software to deal with the shifted perspective (vs the standard desktop mount of the Leap Motion device), they can now track your hands with incredible accuracy. The device has virtually unnoticeable lag, ultra high accuracy and while it’s an external device now, Leap Motion hope that VR companies will integrate their technology in future models and once you see the demo video, you will too.

The mounting kit sets you back $20, but you’ll still need the $80 controller, but if developers take advantage of this technology, which I’m betting they will, it’ll be worth every single penny.

Thank you TechCrunch for providing us with this information.

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