Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Giant Leap for your PC

Motion control is not a new technology, Kinect had it for years, but a new device by a startup called Leap Motion has the potential to make motion control with PC ubiquitous and awesome, changing the way we interact with computer and may even sound the death bell for mouse.

The Leap Motion Controller tracks all 10 fingers up to 1/100th of a millimeter. It’s up to 200 times more sensitive than existing motion-control technology. All this packed in a device of size 3"x1" and costs only 80$.

With the controller, you can navigate through your Windows 8 Start screen by waving your hands in the air, and launch and play games on your PC without ever touching the keyboard.

Google Earth app can already be explored using Leap Motion, letting you fly high above the city of your choice for an earth experience like no other.

The device has a lot of potential in fields like 3D design, music, entertainments and education.

Leap motion is also providing API for application developers and has already launched an App Store called Airspace, where developers will sell the apps.

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