Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today.


Leap Motion continues to improve its hand tracking technology with the latest update today.

Software updates issued over the last few years for Leap Motion’s hand-tracking sensors have steadily improved the hardware’s functionality. Mounted facing outward on a VR headset, Leap Motion’s $80 Controllers allow some developers to build VR software with complex interactions and without using hand-held controllers.

The fourth generation of Leap Motion’s software is said to include, among other improvements, better “finger dexterity and fidelity” as well as “significantly smoother hand and finger tracking, with motions that look and feel more natural.” The latest “Orion” software update is available as a testing release on Windows.

Check out some demos Leap Motion prepared to showcase the update alongside a variety of interactions:

Event

GamesBeat Summit Next 2022

Join gaming leaders live this October 25-26 in San Francisco to examine the next big opportunities within the gaming industry.

Register Here

This story originally appeared on Uploadvr.com. Copyright 2018

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.