Leap Motion is still struggling to gain a foothold in the nascent world of virtual reality. A few months ago it implemented the possibility of following the movement of our hands from above, mounted for example on an Oculus Rift, and now it has put on sale an accessory that will facilitate that assembly. The possibility of seeing our real hands in the virtual world is more than appetizing.
The adapter can be purchased for € 14.99 from Leap Motion’s own website, and it will have to be mounted very carefully so as not to block the LEDs of the DK2, which could impair the quality of the absolute positioning. Once mounted, we have the advantage that the Leap Motion FOV is superior by about 35º to that of the Oculus Rift DK2, with which it is able to follow our hands even if they are outside the limits of vision of the DK2, which will prevent them from appearing suddenly in our field of vision. Now we can’t wait to see and test demos that make use of these two technologies combined, our Leap Motion is still kept in a drawer but maybe the time has come to bring it to life once again.