- Product Type: Virtual Reality Hand Tracker
By 2012, many people were sort of sick of the same old stuff in computing. This led to the Leap Motion controller, which was meant to replace the standard mouse and keyboard. Leap Motion manufactured a computer hardware sensor device that used hand and finger motions as input, yet did not require hand contact or touching as one merely pinched the air. Ultimately, it couldn’t replace the reliable mouse or keyboard very well at all. Leap Motion’s real design was the VR space, and its hand tracking was certainly useful for it. However, they could not seem to get hardware makers to sign on, which meant no one in the VR world could use their device. The company merged with Ultrahaptics in 2019 and we haven’t heard much from them ever since.