Gesture input company Leap Motion has a new input device designed for virtual reality.
Virtual Reality glasses lets you see in virtual worlds, but you also need controllers to actually do something. Today Leap Motion has introduced Orion. The device extends the gesture sensing that the company offered already into virtual reality applications.
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Orion, which is fundamentally different than anything we’ve released before. It’s part hardware, part software, built from the ground up to tackle the unique challenges of hand tracking for VR. Leap Motion's Orion software represents a radical shift in how the company is hand tracking. Leap Motion unlocked lower latency. Longer range. Better and faster hand recognition. This improves robustness to cluttered backgrounds and ambient light.
Oculus has unveiled its own hand trackers, but delayed the release to late this year.
Watch the demo video of Orion below.
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On Feb. 18 at 2pm PT, Leap Motion CTO David Holz will be holding an AMA on Reddit to answer your questions about Orion, VR, and how we want to bring science fiction to life.