The future is in motion gesture technology. And already companies are experimenting in motion gesture technology in gaming, mobile devices and SMART TV’s and have rolled out products. When it comes to computing, we rely on hardware – mouse, keyboard and touchscreens. All this is set to revolutionize with a breakthrough technology announcement by Leap Motion, a San Francisco-based motion-control software and hardware company who wants to change the future of human/computer interaction.
Leap Motion has announced Leap, the world’s most accurate 3-D motion control device as of date. Though Microsoft’s Kinect has made the motion gesture technology popular and more relevant in practice, Leap a device not larger than an iPod, is 200 times more sensitive and accurate than any product currently on the market, if the company has to be believed. And more importantly is quiet affordable with the limited pre-order deviced priced at US $ 70.
What exactly is the device, The Leap?
For beginners it looks inconsequential in appearance, a small block of hardware USB peripheral device roughly the shape of an iPod or your whiteboard duster. Plug it to your laptop or computer, run the software and you are all set to leap forward. Leap creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet to precisely interact with and control software on your laptop or desktop computer. And you are ready now to control a computer/laptop in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
Possibilities of the Leap technology
Leap opens a whole new imaginative possibilities in various fields. With the SDK available for developers, software developers can push their imagination to new heights around the technology.
- Imagine what an artist can do with his motion gestures on the computer screen, It would become his digital canvas to paint through his finger movements.
- A leap forward for engineering field to work on 3D modelling softwares
- Immense possibilities in the surgical and medical fields and studies
- Gaming would be a whole lot of fun when made with Leap in mind
- A fun and intuitive interaction with the computer by clicking, grabbing, scrolling and using familiar gestures like pinch to zoom in 3D space.
And much more … only we have to wait for the software developers to unleash their creative possibilities. To begin with, the intuitive interaction with the computer to enable the basic computing needs with great accuracy itself is a fun idea to fiddle with.
Pre-order of Leap Box
Leap is available for pre-order for limited period for USD 70. Click over here , if you fancy a device.
Fascinating isn’t it?