massive detection space, unparalleled accuracy
Giant Leap is an application I created as part of my final year project (Holodeck Interface) at the University of Wollongong. From very early on in the project, it was apparent the Leap Motion suffered from a serious flaw for VR applications: limited detection space.
The Giant Leap application had several objectives:
- Allow multiple Leap Motion devices to feed input to a single Leap Motion application.
- To be a drag and drop replacement for the Leap SDK version 2.0.5.
- To increase the Leap Motion detection space.
- To increase the Leap Motion signal to noise ratio.
Depending on the number of spare PCs and Leap Motion devices available, Giant Leap can be used in one or more ways:
- Detection Space - Multiple Leap Motion devices can be placed in a line to increase the hand detection space available to the target application.
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio - By placing multiple Leap Motion devices directly next to each other, Giant Leap will average the skeletons detected by the Leap Motion devices producing a more accurate representation of the users hands.
Four Leap Motions were tested with Giant Leap which covered a seated users entire reach.