Leap Motion, a San Francisco start-up company, has unveiled a “touch-free” user interface which detects your hand gestures down to an accuracy of 0.01 millimeters, about 200 times more accurate than existing technologies such as Microsoft Kinect, Nintendo Wii or your smart phones touch screen.
Imagine typing on your keyboard and only having to hover over the device to highlight or select something. You can draw objects, process documents or even making a gun shape with your hand to bust-a-cap in a virtual game.
Leap Motion says “Say goodbye to your mouse and keyboard.”
I say that if you plan on using this device for your home/work computer you might want to keep those primitive interfaces close by. How long could you conduct a symphony of gestures before your arms turn to Jell-O? Outside of personal computer, I’d love to see this replace kiosk input devices. I’d never again have to touch those dirty screens again!
The device will be retailing for $69.99 when it’s available, and a limited number are available to pre-order for the first shipment this winter.