Imagine a flash drive-sized, X-Box Kinect-like device that allows you to simply move your hands and fingers around to control your computer? Seems totally insane, but ladies and geeks: let me introduce you to Leap Motion. Developed over the past four years, this patented mathematical approach to 3D, touch-free motion sensing and motion control software is unlike anything that currently exists on the market, and 200 times more sensitive than anything that does. It can distinguish individual fingers and track movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter, while creating a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet to precisely interact with and control software on your laptop or desktop computer.
“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.
This is like day one of the mouse. Except, no one needs an instruction manual for their hands.”
For set-up, you plug the device into your USB port and waive your hands to calibrate it. The Leap can distinguish fingers from thumbs, and thumbs from pencils, allowing you to interact with dozens of apps and operating systems like you never have before. Sounds pretty amazing! The Leap Motion device can be pre-ordered here for $69.99, but doesn’t ship until December and supplies are limited. Check out the video below: