mahler wrote:Based on DavidHolz' comment, I conclude it won't be very accurate for me.android78 wrote:The point is that, if you mount it on the goggles, the maximum distance it can see should reach the end s of your arms....Distance from my eyes to my the tip of my index-finger is around 110cm3. What is the effective min and max range of the device? How much does accuracy fall off with distance?
Minimum range is about 1 cm, maximum advertised is 1 meter (we can do longer, but accuracy decreases).
The idea is awesome though... being able to see your hands that easily in VR
Like brantlew said "We really know almost nothing about the performance and limitations of this device yet."
I'll wait and see, but I am trying not to get my hopes up for this based on a few videos in a totally different setting.
Still really looking forward to this device.
To be fair, your arms are MUCH longer than the average person's. And while the Leap may not be able to track your fingers accurately at that distance, I'm assuming it should be able to track your arm just fine. At any rate, how likely is it that you would even need to track your fingers with your arms completely stretched out? Also, while the distance may be limited in the Leap Motion, I doubt it's inherent in the technology itself, so a version built for the consumer Rift may be able to accommodate a larger tracking area. If the Leap Motion tech works as good as advertised, it might just prove to be the most elegant solution for arms/hands/finger tracking. No gloves or anything! Just strap on the HMD and you're good to go!