Leap Motion Forearm API Promises Greater Virtual Reality Control

Leap Motion has developed new tracking techniques that increase the viability of virtual reality integration, allowing developers to enhance their applications and games to take on a more human form.

It’s always been a challenge to track verbose or fine hand gestures, but with their updated algorithms, the Leap Motion Controller provides highly acute readings at the sub-millimeter level. This technology powers their latest release, the Forearm API, a tool that uses pinpointed locations to track the direction, width, and movement of the forearm. 

Currently, arm position is defined in relation to position of the hands, but Leap Motion intends on having a more inter-relational network in the near future. The Leap team is currently accepting opinions and suggestions from developers on their site. 

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