Leap Motion figured out that the future will see virtual as well as augmented reality software and hardware take centre stage – and hence, they do not intend to miss out on this particular bandwagon. Called Orion, their latest program intends to improve natural hand and finger input when it comes to simulated scenarios. This software will still be in the beta format, and is already available for developers today as it is capable of tracking faster and farther, ensuring a lower degree of latency and more reliability, regardless of how hard you flail your arms in the room.
It does not stop there however, as there will also be improved performance regardless of the lighting conditions, ensuring that you can enjoy high-precision hand tracking all day, any way. Leap Motion CTO David Holz shared, “Orion software represents a paradigm shift in how we do hand tracking. It’s built from the ground up specifically for VR. It’s radically smoother, faster, more reliable, and far more capable than even the best of what’s existed before.”
Orion will be released with Leap Motion’s embeddable hardware for AR and VR headsets, although Leap Motion has remained mum on a possible launch date, so we will just have to sit tight and play the patience game.