Leap Motion Sensing Hand Tracking Gesture Recognition
Imagine if you could plug in a USB device that would allow you to turn into Tom Cruise in Minority Report. Leap does just that, almost. Leap is a motion sensing, hand tracking, gesture recognition, peripheral technology that connects to laptop or desktops. It allows your hand motion in thin air to control the computer. In simple terms, it transforms you into Agent John Anderton.
It looks similar to Microsoft's XBox Kinect but much better. Let them explain:
"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."
The San Francisco-based company, backed by $14.5 million in venture capital, has just started taking preorders for the $69.99 PC- and Mac-compatible device, which it plans to ship in December. I don't know about you but I just sold two of my Facebook shares to get in early on this one..
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