Leap Motion Is Bringing Hand Tracking To The OSVR Headset In May

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OSVR faceplate with Leap Motion side

The open-source OSVR virtual reality headset is getting one of its first peripherals in the form of an optional faceplate that brings hand tracking to virtual reality projects via an embedded camera.

Powered by Leap Motion‘s sensors and software, the add-on will support projects that previously took built on the Leap Motion SDK using the company’s Controller. It’ll also let developers pass video from the camera on to the display, making it easier to give users some idea of the space around them while still wearing the headset.

Leap Motion AR overlayTaking advantage of the headset’s internal USB ports, the faceplate slots into the headset seamlessly. The only indication of the sensor’s presence are the three red lights that show up when the headset is powered on.

The faceplate will be available from Razer’s store for the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit when the headset goes up for pre-order in May. Though Leap Motion…

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