Leap Motion, a well-known brand name when it comes to motion sensing has now given its 3D motion technology a new platform – the real life. This is done by using the new VR mount as an add-on to your VR headset, like the Oculus. The Mount will allow seamless integration between the apparent actual world and your hands or any other object by motion sensing.
The first VR to get the taste of it will be Razer’s open source headset (OSVR), in which the Leap Motion’s motion sensor Mount will be attached on its face-plate. The biggest advantage is that you don’t have to wear any extra gloves to include your hands in the Augmented reality, the Mount will detect automatically using its motion sensing and will allow you to touch and work with your hands too, naturally. It also gives a better Field-of-view, upto 135 degrees whereas the Oculus DK2 gives just about 100.
The VR mount is currently ready for the Razer’s OSVR, and it might be out for Oculus too, but it’s also likely that the high-profile independent firms like Oculus and HTC (Vive) will continue with their own input systems for their VR. The VR developer Mount bundle can be bought at $109.99 but the headset will itself cost around $199.
The OSVR will be the first and it will start shipping in June with pre-orders from May itself.
The concept of using motion sensing in VR seems pretty tempting and given if Leap Motion’s Mount works as good as it sounds then it will open up a whole new portal in the VR technology which could be more efficient and ‘natural’.