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Leap Motions gesture control system
Leap Motion demoes revolutionary gesture system

By Rasmus Larsen (@flatpanels)
21 May 2012

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Leap Motion, a start-up company from San Francisco, claims to have developed a gesture control technology that will change the way we interact with our screen. The technology is said to be 200 times more accurate than Microsoft’s Kinect system.

Revolutionary gesture technology

Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Kinect have changed the way we interact with content on our screens. A new start-up company claims to have developed a new technology that vastly improves gesture controls on a display panel.

Leap Motion’s gesture control technology
Leap Motion wants to change the way we interact with our screens with a new gesture control technology

The company is called Leap Motion and is based in San Francisco. They claim that their gesture control technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market. The technology has not been described in detail but is said to rely on a ”three-dimensional interaction space” that is extremely responsive and precise. The company hopes to change the way we interact with our displays in everything from games to writing.

- "We want there to be world-changing applications that fundamentally transform how people interact with their operating system or browse the Web.... The goal is to fundamentally transform how people interact with computers and to do so in the same way that the mouse did, which means that the transformation affects everyone, both from the most basic use case all the way up to the most advanced use cases you can imagine for computing technology." CEO Michael Buckwald tells CNET.

The system has been demonstrated in this introduction video.

Leap Motion plans to make it an open platform, meaning that developers can create apps and software. The company has already received more than 1000 inquiries. And the best part; it is coming and it will be relatively cheap. Leap Motion expects to sell the required USB device and software for around $70. Read the full story at CNET.


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