Leap Motion is one of several companies working on augmented reality technology like gloves that let you “touch” virtual reality objects. Now they’ve unveiled a headset called Project North Star that promises to blend the real and digital worlds, giving users a new level of control over their augmented reality.
While this isn’t something available for purchase, it is a blueprint for what the company hopes will take off by offering it as an open source technology that other manufacturers can build on top of. The device includes two 3.5-inch LCD displays and a field view of 95 degrees high and 70 degrees wide. Sensors track hand motions across a full 180 degrees.
Leap Motion claims the whole device can be built for less than $100—but final working headsets will most likely cost more and require a separate computer to power the device. The company is still working on the prototype design before releasing the blueprint, but this might be a look at what’s coming soon.