Today, Leap Motion, makers of the popular USB motion sensor for Apple and PC, announced in a blog post that they are working on a new software/hardware platform called Leap Motion Mobile.

According to the blog post by David Holz – Co-founder and chief technology officer:

“This is a combination of software and hardware we’ve made specifically for untethered, battery-powered virtual and augmented reality devices, many of which will run off the same types of processors already used in smartphones around the globe.”

“…we’ve built our next-generation system with the absolute maximum field of view that a single sensor can support on a VR headset, which is 180×180 degrees.”

“…we’ve built a reference system on top of the Gear VR that we’re shipping to headset makers around the world to show how this all comes together into a single cohesive product. Starting this month, we’ll be demoing this system at major VR events with an enhanced version of our Interaction Engine and flagship Blocks demo.”

This is exciting news from Leap Motion and a much needed and anticipated move that will certainly bring great things to mobile VR.

We will continue to keep you posted as news unfolds.


Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.