Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
I’ve covered the incredibly accurate Leap Motion finger tracking system previously but I’ve just discovered their first promotional video. It gives you a really great overview of what the Leap Motion is capable of.
Uses include: map navigation, web surfing, hand writing, gaming, finger tracking and more. Though to be honest when I buy one I imagine I’ll only really use it to navigate webpages while sitting on the sofa or for watching movies (no more mouse/keyboard, Woohoo). You still need to wait though, the Leap Motion is still in the pre-order stage, with no reviews forthcoming so I would wait for some before purchasing.
The official website has also been updated, check it out: www.leapmotion.com.
And for an official description of the Leap Motion, here’s what the developers have to say:
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 isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements. The Leap technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market — at any price point. Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter.
This is like day one of the mouse. Except, no one needs an instruction manual for their hands.