Developer: Barrett Fox and Martin Schubert
Created: June 8, 2018
Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift/HTC Vive

This virtual reality app requires the use of an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, a mounted Leap Motion Controller (using the VR Developer Mount or unofficial alternative), and the Leap Motion Orion software.

For new computing technologies to realize their full potential they need new user interfaces. The most essential interactions in virtual spaces are grounded in direct physical manipulations like pinching and grabbing, as these are universally accessible. However, the team at Leap Motion has also investigated more exotic and exciting interface paradigms – from arm HUDs and digital wearables, to deployable widgets containing buttons, sliders, and even 3D trackballs and color pickers.

This demo is an experimental one-handed system for mode switching and shortcuts, with the ability to switch between three different hand modes – a one-handed bow and arrow, a paper plane creator, and a hand with the power to slow down time. Learn more on our two-part exploration on RoadtoVRDesigning Single-handed Shortcuts for VR & AR and Shortcuts In Action: Flaming Arrows and Paper Planes.