|The Leap lets you control any PC with gesture only|
Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:30
Look Ma, here is more no hands computing! A newly created USB accessory will allow users to control their PCs or Macs without having to touch a mouse or a keyboard.
The Leap sensor is a small and therefore portable device that plugs into your PC or Mac’s USB device and enables users to control their computers with remarkable accuracy by using simple hand and finger gestures, as well as with objects such as writing utensils, chopsticks, and so on.
According to the company behind the Leap, Leap Motion, the device detects your hand gestures with an accuracy of down to 0.01 millimeters, making it about 200 times more precise than “existing touch-free products and technologies,” such as Microsoft’s Kinect or touchscreens on smartphones.
Although Leap Motion is not revealing any specifics about the technology packed into the Leap – only saying that it uses “a patented mathematical approach” – the company insists that it is “unlike anything that currently exists on the market or in academia.”
The device will only be available towards December 2012 or January 2013, but consumers who are itching to get their hands on it for a hands-off computer experience can pre-order it for US$70 on the company’s website (http://www.leapmotion.com/), where you can watch a demo video to see the Leap in action.
Leap Motion is also recruiting hundreds of developers to ensure that there will be plenty of apps available to the Leap by the time it finally launches commercially.
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