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Emerging Technology

What is the Leap Motion Controller?

The Leap Motion Controller allows you to use your hands to interact with your computer. All you need to do is plug a small USB device into your computer and, using LED lights and camera sensors, the controller will scan your hand and finger movements. Leap can also be used with Oculus Rift & HTC Vive virtual reality headsets. 

Getting Started

Start using the Leap Motion controller by connecting it to your desktop computer or VR headset

Use Leap Motion to control your PC

Download these apps to use Leap Motion with your PC
Access all the PC Leap Motion apps

Use Leap Motion with your VR Headset

Download these apps to use Leap Motion with your VR headset:
Access all the VR Leap Motion apps

For Educators

Interested in using the Leap Motion Controller in your classroom, but not sure where to start? Contact your Librarian, Muyi Ogunleye ( for support and resources. 

Use Leap Motion to introduce students to:

  • Hands-on virtual reality experiences in art, music & science
  • Gamified learning
  • Accessible technology

Students can:

  • Learn about new types of gaming & VR technology
  • Participate in hands-on learning
  • Engage in adaptive learning
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