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Leap Motion Controller 2 named CES Innovation Award Honoree in two categories

Posted; November 16, 2023

Ultraleap today announces that the Leap Motion Controller 2 has been named a CES® 2024 Innovation Awards Honoree in two categories: XR Technologies & Accessories and Computer Peripherals & Accessories.

The Leap Motion Controller 2 is the second generation of the iconic hand tracking camera that allows you to use your own hands to interact naturally with digital content in 3D. The camera captures the movement of a users’ hands and fingers and then uses AI (artificial intelligence) to return the hand positions to Ultraleap’s world leading hand tracking software. The software then accurately detects and identifies 27 distinct hand elements, including bones and joints, creating a digital twin of the user’s hands. All without the need for controllers, gloves or wearables. 

Key improvements over the original Leap Motion Controller include higher resolution cameras, an increased field of view, lower power consumption, and it’s lighter and more robust in the smallest form factor yet for optimum placement and convenience. The Leap Motion Controller 2 is compatible across Windows, macOS, Linux and Android XR2 and can interface with various complimentary hardware including XR headsets, PCs, and holographic displays. 

Matt Tullis, VP of XR at Ultraleap, said: “We’re proud to have developed a product that the CTA has recognized as highly innovative in design and engineering. The Leap Motion Controller 2 is a state-of-the-art stereo hand tracking camera that builds on the success of the first-gen device while being more flexible than any other product we’ve launched. I can’t wait to see what games and applications will be created as a result.”

This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record-high number of over 3000 submissions. The honorees announcement was made ahead of CES 2024, the world’s most influential technology event, happening Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas, NV. 

Leap Motion Controller 2 is named CES Innovation Award Honoree 2024

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 28 consumer technology product categories. The CES 2024 Innovation Awards honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/innovation.

Ultraleap will showcase the Leap Motion Controller 2 in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES 2024 and on their booth #15750 - LVCC, Central Hall, Tech East.

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About Ultraleap

Ultraleap’s world-leading hand tracking and unrivalled mid-air haptic technologies allow you to engage with the digital world naturally - without touching surfaces. No touchscreens. No controllers. No keypads. From enhancing 2D screens to developing fully immersive 3D experiences, Ultraleap powers natural, safe and effortless digital interaction in the increasingly connected world.

Ultraleap employs more than 150 people across Europe, North America and Asia. It has become the first to offer the full vertical stack of software and hardware to enable spatial computing for the automotive, out of home, industrial, XR, entertainment and medical sectors.

About CTA (Consumer Technology Association)

As North America’s largest technology trade association, CTA® is the tech sector. Their members are the world’s leading innovators – from startups to global brands – helping support more than 18 million American jobs. CTA owns and produces CES® – the most powerful tech event in the world. Learn more at CTA.tech or follow them @CTAtech

About CES

CES® is the most powerful tech event in the world – the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. This is where the world's biggest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES features every aspect of the tech sector. CES 2024 will take place Jan. 9-12, 2024, in Las Vegas. Learn more at CES.tech and follow CES on social. 

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