san francisco-based tech company leap motion announced the latest update in their markerless hand-tracking technology on monday with a demonstrative demo allowing users to explore the insides of a cat with their hands. the fourth generation of its orion VR tracking software builds on its previous software, allowing anyone with an oculus or vive VR system to better navigate the virtual world.


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announced in a blog post on the company’s website, improvements include ‘better finger dexterity,’ ‘smoother hand and finger tracking,’ and ‘faster and more consistent hand initialization.‘ the interactive program demosntrates these improvements, allowing the user to explore the inner workings of an animated cat, coordinated motion with the user’s actual hand. the cat’s skin, muscles, organs, vascular system, and skeleton are all exposed as the hand runs through the feline’s body. other demos include painting and playing with particles.