Sep 30 2015


Leap Motion ideas

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note: some of these might also work with Intel’s RealSense dev kit.

1) keyboard hands
It’s a nuisance to type while wearing VR goggles. So mount a Leap device over/near you keyboard, so you can see your hands when they get close. Letting people type reliably without lifting the goggles will be a much appreciated step forward. (when i try to think of productivity VR apps, they’re limited by not being able to type notes).

+ With ReVive you’re walking around a space. just leave your computer keyboard in the space, and let Leap give you an idea of where your fingers are when you get close enough. Maybe 3D print a stand to hold the two hand joysticks, which has Leap mounted on front, so you have a spatial sense of where to go for these options.

+ if it catches on, maybe Leap could sell a simple IR reflective dotted sheet of clear plastic, which users could tape to wall, or their belly, etc. so they could have a keyboard(s) wherever they want, without the clunky physical limits.

+ maybe you could let people cut the cord off some old cheap discarded keyboard, and use it again in VR. (so it’s dead. just there to offer the feel of it’s keys. but VR + Leap makes it come to life again).

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