Skip to comments.A look inside Leap Motion, the 3D gesture control that's like Kinect on steroids
Posted on 06/08/2014 3:25:13 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
Leap Motion's not the household name Kinect is, but it should be the company's motion-tracking system is more powerful, more accurate, smaller, cheaper, and just more impressive. Leap CTO David Holz came by the Verge's New York offices to give us a demo of the company's upcoming product (called The Leap), and suffice to say we're only begrudgingly returning to our mice and keyboards.
The Leap uses a number of camera sensors to map out a workspace of sorts it's a 3D space in which you operate as you normally would, with almost none of the Kinect's angle and distance restrictions. Currently the Leap uses VGA camera sensors, and the workspace is about three cubic feet; Holz told us that bigger, better sensors are the only thing required to make that number more like thirty feet, or three hundred. Leap's device tracks all movement inside its force field, and is remarkably accurate, down to 0.01mm. It tracks your fingers individually, and knows the difference between your fingers and the pencil you're holding between two of them.
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No more smeary screens. yay!
I can't imagine the new stuff.
You can't possibly keep up with the professional journals.
My former minions remain paranoid to this day.
I think I’m going to apply for a job there.
There’s an app for the Kinect that does a pretty good 3D scan (like a laser). I would imaging the Leap would do a fantastic scan.
So, is this some kind of Tony Stark’s virtual workspace kind of thing?
This article came out over a year ago. The reviews at Amazon are mixed. The start up over promised, under delivered, which is not a good business plan.
Now imagine this as large as your den wall and incorporating your voice commands.
I hate it when old articles are posted and not noted as such.
Wait, you guys have dens? I told my wife I needed my own room and all I got was a lousy garage lol.
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