Leap Motion quickly recognized that hand tracking is a huge and important problem to solve in virtual and augmented reality, and their sensor is uniquely well designed for the problem. This is in part related to the emergence of VR/AR headsets like Oculus and Meta. It's a great story; many cool hardware innovations have no real defined use case until a developer community joins the party. What Leap learned from their community was that their hardware filled a gaping hole in VR interface control devices.
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