Leap, a control system that promises to be more accurate than the Kinect
Kinect revolutionized the way people interact with a digital system, and although born into the world of video games, many immediately began to adapt for other uses, convincing even Microsoft itself to create a Kinect for Windows . However, Kinect was developed to read the whole body, so that sometimes their accuracy is not the best when it comes to, for example, detect individual fingers of one hand.
Motion Leap is a U.S. enterprise that aims to improve this, launching the “Leap”, a device that promises to be accurate enough to detect hand Gestures a la Minority Report. The device itself is quite small, perhaps the size of a smartphone, which connects via USB to the computer.
According to the company, the device can detect even subtle movements of up to one hundredth of a millimeter. However, have not been delivered exactly how many of the apparatus. The company says it has worked on the project for four years.
Motion Leap is selling SDKs for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X. It also plans to support Linux. Device is expected to cost USD $ 70, and stakeholders can now reserve a unit on the website . The official launch of the device would be in 2013.
Link: Leap Motion wants to make more awesome gesture controls (PCWorld – Nachow thanks!)Tags: 3D, Control, Gestures, interaction, Kinect, Leap