Leap Gesture Controls [Tech]
Friday, June 8, 2012 by Corey Davis | No Comments | Category: Culture, Tech
This looks like something straight out of the movie, Minority Report, Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
Similar to the Microsoft Kinect, the 3D motion-capturing device tracks an 8-cubic-foot area for movements, and recognizes the differences between fingers, thumbs and even pencils simultaneously, but for a much cheaper price.
The USB device is roughly the size of a cigarette lighter and sits directly in front of a computer’s display. Created by David Holz’s, a young tinkerer from southern Florida. Pre-order yours now @ www.leapmotion.com ($70)