LEAP Motion Brings Sci-Fi Like Computer Control To Your Mac Or Windows Desktop/Laptop
You know you’ve always wanted to control your computer using air gestures, just like how Iron Man does, or Tom Cruise in Minority Report. Flicking through all those software’s, pages and zooming in on stuff are some of the things that you can accomplish using the LEAP Motion dongle.
LEAP is an amazing new way to control your computer, using your fingers and hands, but without having to touch anything. The device is like Microsoft’s Kinect, but way smaller, smarter, faster and cooler. It’s about the size of your palm and fits anywhere, doesn’t take a lot of space and keeps your desk clean. The tech and the software used in the device is so cool, it is said to be 200 times more accurate than any other motion or finger tracking equipment. It uses mathematical formulas to create a 3D map of anything passing through its way, registered perfectly accurate gestures. You could use a pencil to draw or write on your Mac or Windows computer, without needing to use the trackpad or the mouse.
Leap Motion technology is a breakthrough in computer interaction, using a patented mathematical approach to 3D, touch-free motion sensing and motion control software that’s unlike anything that currently exists on the market or in academia. Developed over the past 4 years, Leap Motion moves far beyond the current technologies designed for distant arm waving.
The device comes with its own software, which is required to make all the magic happen. This sure looks like the future and it would certainly be so much easier to just use your fingers and hand to run software, draw, type, flick through pages, play Angry Birds, kill zombies, design a new Iron Man suit and what not. The most interesting and amazing thing about the LEAP Motion, would be its price. At $69.99 this is just incredible. Oh, you don’t believe me do you? Check out the video demonstration after the break.
LEAP Motion works perfectly with Mac OS X desktops/laptops, Windows desktop/laptops and Linux support is also being added. All you have to do is plug the device in to the USB, install the software and start off. You can pre-order the device right now, but there’s no telling when it’ll be delivered. This could really change the way we interact with our computers!
What do you think of the LEAP Motion? Are you going to pre-order one?