Research VR Podcast - The Science & Design of Virtual Reality

029 - Touching each other with Leap Motion (ft. Alex Colgan)

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This week on ResearchVR we dig deep into Leap Motion with Head Writer Alex Colgan to talk about touching each other in VR!


Here is a list of most prominent issues we've talked about:

  • recap of wireless VR story
  • transition of Leap Motion focus from desktop to VR input
  • Leap Motion tool tracking
  • Leap motion for mobile
  • Chinese manufacturers competition
  • gorilla arm
  • embodiement of hands
  • novelty and enthropy
  • evolution of VR GUI


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Thanks to Alex Colgan for sharing their expertise with us and our listeners. Reach our guest at:

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by petr on
sorry David, we can not find it either ... :o
by David on
I've been trying to find one example from this last episode of yours and hoping I can get some help. Tried searching but nothing turned up. Someone mentioned an artist named Kabibo, Cabebo, Cabibo or something that made "My Room" where your hands turn into black holes. It's mentioned at 29 minutes into the podcast. Also realized I bought a Leap Motion a while ago to use in the future when I got a HTC Vive, has been a couple months and as I searched a drawer for something I found it yesterday so might have to set that up. Sounds really great if the latency is really that good now just by updating firmware/software.

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