Leap Motion has created a lot of buzz in the Tech world with the launch of it’s competitor to Microsoft’s Kinect. Leap Motion claims that it’s technology is far more superior and precise, in spite of Kinect being more bulky and costly. Whats more, the device claims to be precise to the extent of 1/100th of a millimeter which is almost 200 times as precise as Kinect or any other previously existing Motion Control technology for that matter, Cool!
The device itself looks like a smaller version of an iPod touch. All you got to do, to get this device working is, plug it into a USB port. Thats it, the installation & calibration will be done automatically.
In this video, Leap’s designers show off what all the device is capable of doing. From writing to gaming, it is capable of doing virtually anything, which we could possibly do using a mouse & keyboard.
The Device looks very promising. From what we see in the video, it stands true to its claim that it is the Most Precise Motion Control Technology Till Date. It intelligently knows which object needs to be given more importance, for example while holding any object in hand, it recognizes the object and tracks it instead of your hand. It tracks each of your ten fingers and recognizes gestures like as pinch zooming and chiral rotate.
It does all this by creating a four cubic foot area above your desk and using sensors and cameras that track the gestures. These gestures are in turn processed and analyzed by the company’s software.
To make the most of its sensitive motion tracking capabilities, Leap Motion will soon be releasing SDK for developers. To encourage more developers to come forward, they will be giving away close to 20,000 free units of Leap Motion to them. So if you are a developer by any chance, don’t miss this opportunity!
Technology is surely moving in the right direction. A really precise and awesome version of Pranav Mistry’s Sixth Sense Technology doesn’t look far away! Feel free to share your views about this device!
By the way, the company has started accepting Pre-orders for the device from today, priced at $69.99. You can expect the device to be shipped anywhere in December 2012 – January 2013. So how many of you are planning to get hold of it?
Your credit card will not be charged until your device is shipped. You can also cancel your order at any time.