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Leap Motion human and VR hands

The world's most advanced hand tracking

Meet your digital hands - here’s how Ultraleap makes them feel real.

1. Unrivalled software

Your hands are intricate and nuanced. Our software is too.

Our hand tracking software captures all the subtlety and complexity of natural hand movements. It’s based on a decade of development and iteration, generations of research in artificial intelligence and the feedback of hundreds of thousands of developers.

Fast, robust, accurate, and works on almost any computer.


It starts with a simple sensor that detects your hands.

The heart of a hand tracking device is two cameras and some infrared LEDs. Ultraleap’s hand tracking modules the Leap Motion Controller and the Stereo IR 170 Camera Module work on this principle, as do VR/AR headsets built using Qualcomm’s XR2 reference designs.

Simple, but powerful and fast.

The LEDs illuminate your hands with infrared light. You can't see it, but our sensors can. The LEDs pulse in sync with the camera framerate. Every time they do this the cameras send data back to the computer to track your hands.

4. Skeletal tracking

This is just the start. The real magic is in our skeletal tracking.

Our software uses the images to generate a virtual model of your hand movements. We model not just your palm or fingertips, but the joints and bones inside your hand. This means we can accurately predict the position of a finger or thumb, even if it’s hidden from view.


5. Interaction Engine

… and our Interaction Engine.

The virtual models of your hand movements are fed into the Ultraleap Interaction Engine. The Interaction Engine provides a unified physical interaction paradigm. Grabbing, swiping, pushing, pinching … they all become as effortless as they are in the real world.

Real interaction,
real time

6. Real-time interaction

The world’s leading hand tracking.

Our software makes digital interaction human.
It’s so fast, so smooth, they’re just … your hands.

Where to buy Leap Motion Controller

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