Leap Motion offers sensor mount for current VR helmets like Oculus Rift

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By John Callaham on 28 Aug 2014 10:22 am

Leap Motion, the company that has offered a motion gesture sensor for Windows and Mac PCs to the public for over a year now, has announced it is selling a mount for its current sensor hardware designed for current VR helmets, including the two development devices for the Oculus Rift.

The mount, priced at $19.99, is part of Leap Motion's overall plan to tie in its sensor hardware to the growing VR trend. It is also releasing a new beta SDK that will add better support for VR helmets, with Unity and C++ examples. The company stated, "These show how to use both the image overlays and the tracking data from a head-mounted position, then give further examples of more sophisticated 3D interactions."

Leap Motion is also working on a new hardware prototype, code named Dragonfly, that will be made to be embedded directly into VR helmets, with the company saying, "Dragonfly possesses greater-than-HD image resolution, color and infrared imagery, and a significantly larger field of view." There's no word on when Leap Motion plans to offer this hardware to OEMs.

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Source: Leap Motion

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