Combining the capabilities of the Oculus Rift with Leap Motion technology has greatly simplified the development of augmented reality systems. The innovative technological solution is based on the Leap Motion controller, which tracks movements in the space of the user's arms and hands. Its compatibility with the Oculus Rift headset at the software level made it easy to integrate virtual elements into the space around the user.
Now you can manipulate virtual objects in the same way as real objects. Leap Motion software developer Rafi Bedikian demonstrated the power of the new technology in a short video. According to him, a person can instantly switch between communication in the human world and interaction with virtual reality objects.
The ease of switching between augmented and virtual reality dispels psychologists' anxiety about the danger of a long absence of a person in the real world. French programmers, based on a set of Oculus Rift headset and Leap Motion controller, decided to create an interactive space for games written on the Unity engine.