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Systems and methods of object shape and position determination in three-dimensional (3d) space

Methods and systems for capturing motion and/or determining the shapes and positions of one or more objects in 3d space utilize cross-sections thereof. In various embodiments, images of the cross-sections are captured using a camera based on edge points thereof.. ... Leap Motion Inc

Systems and methods for machine control

A region of space may be monitored for the presence or absence of one or more control objects, and object attributes and changes thereto may be interpreted as control information provided as input to a machine or application. In some embodiments, the region is monitored using a combination of scanning and image-based sensing.. ... Leap Motion Inc

User-defined virtual interaction space and manipulation of virtual cameras in the interaction space

The technology disclosed relates to creating user-defined interaction spaces and modalities in a three dimensional (3d) sensor space in response to control gestures. It also relates to controlling virtual cameras in the 3d sensor space using control gestures and manipulating controls of the virtual cameras through the control gestures. ... Leap Motion Inc

Systems and methods of object shape and position determination in three-dimensional (3d) space

Methods and systems for capturing motion and/or determining the shapes and positions of one or more objects in 3d space utilize cross-sections thereof. In various embodiments, images of the cross-sections are captured using a camera based on edge points thereof.. ... Leap Motion Inc

Systems and methods of tracking moving hands and recognizing gestural interactions

The technology disclosed relates to relates to providing command input to a machine under control. It further relates to gesturally interacting with the machine. ... Leap Motion Inc

Safety for wearable virtual reality devices via object detection and tracking

The technology disclosed can provide improved safety by detecting potential unsafe conditions (e.g., collisions, loss of situational awareness, etc.) confronting the user of a wearable (or portable) sensor configured to capture motion and/or determining the path of an object based on imaging, acoustic or vibrational waves. Implementations can enable improved safety to users of virtual reality for machine control and/or machine communications applications using wearable (or portable) devices, e.g., head mounted displays (hmds), wearable goggles, watch computers, smartphones, and so forth, or mobile devices, e.g., autonomous and semi-autonomous robots, factory floor material handling systems, autonomous mass-transit vehicles, automobiles (human or machine driven), and so forth, equipped with suitable sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection.. ... Leap Motion Inc

Dynamic user interactions for display control

The technology disclosed relates to using gestures to supplant or augment use of a standard input device coupled to a system. It also relates to controlling a display using gestures. ... Leap Motion Inc

Adjusting motion capture based on the distance between tracked objects

The technology disclosed relates to adjusting the monitored field of view of a camera and/or a view of a virtual scene from a point of view of a virtual camera based on the distance between tracked objects. For example, if the user's hand is being tracked for gestures, the closer the hand gets to another object, the tighter the frame can become—i.e., the more the camera can zoom in so that the hand and the other object occupy most of the frame. ... Leap Motion Inc

Wearable augmented reality devices with object detection and tracking

The technology disclosed can provide capabilities to view and/or interact with the real world to the user of a wearable (or portable) device using a sensor configured to capture motion and/or determining the path of an object based on imaging, acoustic or vibrational waves. Implementations can enable improved user experience, greater safety, greater functionality to users of virtual reality for machine control and/or machine communications applications using wearable (or portable) devices, e.g., head mounted devices (hmds), wearable goggles, watch computers, smartphones, and so forth, or mobile devices, e.g., autonomous and semi-autonomous robots, factory floor material handling systems, autonomous mass-transit vehicles, automobiles (human or machine driven), and so forth, equipped with suitable sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection.. ... Leap Motion Inc

Systems and method of interacting with a virtual object

The technology disclosed relates to a method of interacting with a virtual object. In particular, it relates to referencing a virtual object in an augmented reality space, identifying a physical location of a device in at least one image of the augmented reality space, generating for display a control coincident with a surface of the device, sensing interactions between at least one control object and the control coincident with the surface of the device, and generating data signaling manipulations of the control coincident with the surface of the device.. ... Leap Motion Inc

Motion control assembly with battery pack

A motion control assembly includes a motion control device electrically connected to a battery pack and to a mobile computing device for at least data transmission therebetween. The motion control device can generate inputs, such as inputs corresponding to an attribute of a sensed object, for transmission to the mobile computing device. ... Leap Motion Inc

Predictive information for free space gesture control and communication

Free space machine interface and control can be facilitated by predictive entities useful in interpreting a control object's position and/or motion (including objects having one or more articulating members, i.e., humans and/or animals and/or machines). Predictive entities can be driven using motion information captured using image information or the equivalents. ... Leap Motion Inc

Determining positional information of an object in space

The technology disclosed relates to determining positional information of an object in a field of view. In particular, it relates to calculating a distance of the object from a reference such as a sensor including scanning the field of view by selectively illuminating directionally oriented light sources and measuring one or more differences in property of returning light emitted from the light sources and reflected from the object. ... Leap Motion Inc

Biometric aware object detection and tracking

The technology disclosed can provide methods and systems for identifying users while capturing motion and/or determining the path of a portion of the user with one or more optical, acoustic or vibrational sensors. Implementations can enable use of security aware devices, e.g., automated teller machines (atms), cash registers and banking machines, other secure vending or service machines, security screening apparatus, secure terminals, airplanes, automobiles and so forth that comprise sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection mechanisms suitable for providing gesture detection, personal identification, user recognition, authorization of control inputs, and other machine control and/or machine communications applications. ... Leap Motion Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242492

Three dimensional (3d) modeling of a complex control object

The technology disclosed relates to automatically (e.g., programmatically) initializing predictive information for tracking a complex control object (e.g., hand, hand and tool combination, robot end effector) based upon information about characteristics of the object determined from sets of collected observed information. Automated initialization techniques obviate the need for special and often bizarre start-up rituals (place your hands on the screen at the places indicated during a full moon, and so forth) required by conventional techniques. ... Leap Motion Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236293

Enhanced contrast for object detection and characterization by optical imaging based on differences between images

Enhanced contrast between an object of interest and background surfaces visible in an image is provided using controlled lighting directed at the object. Exploiting the falloff of light intensity with distance, a light source (or multiple light sources), such as an infrared light source, can be positioned near one or more cameras to shine light onto the object while the camera(s) capture images. ... Leap Motion Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235377

Systems and methods of creating a realistic grab experience in virtual reality/augmented reality environments

The technology disclosed relates to a method of realistic rotation of a virtual object for an interaction between a control object in a three-dimensional (3d) sensory space and the virtual object in a virtual space that the control object interacts with. In particular, it relates to detecting free-form gestures of a control object in a three-dimensional (3d) sensory space and generating for display a 3d solid control object model for the control object during the free-form gestures, including sub-components of the control object and in response to detecting a two e sub-component free-form gesture of the control object in the 3d sensory space in virtual contact with the virtual object, depicting, in the generated display, the virtual contact and resulting rotation of the virtual object by the 3d solid control object model.. ... Leap Motion Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223271

Power consumption in motion-capture systems with audio and optical signals

The technology disclosed provides systems and methods for reducing the overall power consumption of an optical motion-capture system without compromising the quality of motion capture and tracking. In implementations, this is accomplished by operating the motion-detecting cameras and associated image-processing hardware in a low-power mode (e.g., at a low frame rate or in a standby or sleep mode) unless and until touch gestures of an object such as a tap, sequence of taps, or swiping motions are performed with a surface proximate to the cameras. ... Leap Motion Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223260

Enhanced field of view to augment three-dimensional (3d) sensory space for free-space gesture interpretation

The technology disclosed relates to enhancing the fields of view of one or more cameras of a gesture recognition system for augmenting the three-dimensional (3d) sensory space of the gesture recognition system. The augmented 3d sensory space allows for inclusion of previously uncaptured of regions and points for which gestures can be interpreted i.e. ... Leap Motion Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220126

Dynamic user interactions for display control and scaling responsiveness of display objects

The technology disclosed relates to distinguishing meaningful gestures from proximate non-meaningful gestures in a three-dimensional (3d) sensory space. In particular, it relates to calculating spatial trajectories of different gestures and determining a dominant gesture based on magnitudes of the spatial trajectories. ... Leap Motion Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185862

Identifying an object in a field of view

The technology disclosed relates to identifying an object in a field of view of a camera. In particular, it relates to identifying a display in the field of view of the camera. ... Leap Motion Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160816

Systems and methods for machine control

A region of space may be monitored for the presence or absence of one or more control objects, and object attributes and changes thereto may be interpreted as control information provided as input to a machine or application. In some embodiments, the region is monitored using a combination of scanning and image-based sensing.. ... Leap Motion Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131784

Cursor mode switching

Methods and systems for processing input from an image-capture device for gesture-recognition. The method further includes computationally interpreting user gestures in accordance with a first mode of operation; analyzing the path of movement of an object to determine an intent of a user to change modes of operation; and, upon determining an intent of the user to change modes of operation, subsequently interpreting user gestures in accordance with the second mode of operation.. ... Leap Motion Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104924

Adjusting motion capture based on the distance between tracked objects

The technology disclosed relates to adjusting the monitored field of view of a camera and/or a view of a virtual scene from a point of view of a virtual camera based on the distance between tracked objects. For example, if the user's hand is being tracked for gestures, the closer the hand gets to another object, the tighter the frame can become—i.e., the more the camera can zoom in so that the hand and the other object occupy most of the frame. ... Leap Motion Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103545

Systems and methods of object shape and position determination in three-dimensional (3d) space

Methods and systems for capturing motion and/or determining the shapes and positions of one or more objects in 3d space utilize cross-sections thereof. In various embodiments, images of the cross-sections are captured using a camera based on edge points thereof.. ... Leap Motion Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075428

Free-space user interface and control using virtual constructs

During control of a user interface via free-space motions of a hand or other suitable control object, switching between control modes can be facilitated by tracking the control object's movements relative to, and its penetration of, a virtual control construct (such as a virtual surface construct). The position of the virtual control construct can be updated, continuously or from time to time, based on the control object's location.. ... Leap Motion Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061205

Enhanced contrast for object detection and characterization by optical imaging based on differences between images

Enhanced contrast between an object of interest and background surfaces visible in an image is provided using controlled lighting directed at the object. Exploiting the falloff of light intensity with distance, a light source (or multiple light sources), such as an infrared light source, can be positioned near one or more cameras to shine light onto the object while the camera(s) capture images. ... Leap Motion Inc

01/19/17 / #20170017306

Dynamic, free-space user interactions for machine control

Embodiments of display control based on dynamic user interactions generally include capturing a plurality of temporally sequential images of the user, or a body part or other control object manipulated by the user, and computationally analyzing the images to recognize a gesture performed by the user. In some embodiments, a scale indicative of an actual gesture distance traversed in performance of the gesture is identified, and a movement or action is displayed on the device based, at least in part, on a ratio between the identified scale and the scale of the displayed movement. ... Leap Motion Inc








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