Intel is offering their Perceptual Computing SDK
to go along with an amazing 320x240 60fps ToF camera (yes, real ToF!) that Intel, SoftKinetic, and Creative co-developed that you can buy for $150 TODAY. Tracking is optimal at less than 1 meter, and it can also get color and unmarred IR feeds simultaneously at 60fps, in addition to depth (making it perfect for eye tracking in normal use scenarios).This thread
is a good jumping off point for sample images and videos.
From what I can see, the leap and this device will be in direct competition. The leap has two key advantages over this sensor and other ToF solutions
- It has double the FoV
- It costs half as much
This device will probably be better for head-mounting to the Oculus Rift because it can get some real point cloud data for good collisions, as opposed to the vague skeletal tracking information that the leap outputs. It's a shame that it's FoV is so limited though, it will only take up a small portion of the total Rift FoV. They also appear to be identical in terms of overall latency and farthest usable tracking distance.