A new device will allow you interact with your computer in a novel way – with your natural hand and finger gestures in thin air, like something straight out of Minority Report.
The Leap device features advanced motion control sensor technology to accurately track your hand movements in three dimensions and use those gestures to control your laptop or desktop computer, without any physical contact whatsoever. The technology is said to be 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market, with the Leap device being able to distinguish between your individual fingers and track hand and finger movements precisely – down to 1/100th of a millimeter.
Pretty awesome, eh? It gets even better, as you can create custom gestures to fit how you want to use your computer and network several Leap devices together to create larger areas for gesture interactions. The device has been able to be linked to many different applications and operating systems, and if you’re a developer, you might be able to get your hands on a free Leap unit and the SDK so you can start imagining and building more possibilities for the interface.