In the past few weeks, Leap Motion has teased the public with prototypes of augmented reality interface on unknown glasses. Today the company showed the device itself. It was a prototype platform for developers called Project North Star. Performed in the form of a headset, it is augmented reality device with a viewing angle of almost 100 °. Leap Motion plans to open the original design.
The accessory is equipped with two screens with a diagonal of 3.5 inches and a resolution of 1600 x 1440 pixels. The frame rate is 120 Hz. Installed in the Project North Star sensors track the movement of the hands and each finger within 95 ° horizontally and 70 ° vertically – more than any of the existing on the market sets of augmented reality. Leap Motion says that before the release of Project North Star design, it has what to refine in the project, including the placement of closed sensors and electronics, cables, ergonomics and support for serial head mounts.
While it is not entirely clear for what purposes it is possible to use a headset and, probably, at the moment their release is not interested in many companies. As the developers emphasize, the device only demonstrates the capabilities of the developed Leap Motion, and it’s not about creating a commercial version of glasses by the company itself or by third-party manufacturers .. Also, as happens with the release of new devices, the question is often in the variety of software that could massively attract consumers, and, consequently, software developers.