Yesterday we stumbled up an interesting video on The Verge, and it gave an incredible glimpse into what our future will be. Judging by the demo video below, the Leap motion sensor is another peak into how we will interact with our devices, but probably very soon. Currently available for pre-order at a remarkably small price of $70 the Leap motion sensor brings a completely new way to interact with your computer – with natural hand movements.
Described as “more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen”, Leap lets you control a computer in three dimensions through natural hand and finger movements. The small iPod sized USB peripheral connects in a few seconds, installs a proprietary software and is calibrated with hand movements, and then you’re off, to never use a mouse again.
The Leap senses your individual hand and finger movements independently, as well as items like a pen. In fact, it’s 200x more sensitive than existing touch-free products and technologies. It’s the difference between sensing an arm swiping through the air and being able to create a precise digital signature with a fingertip or pen. The Leap will retail for $69.99, and a limited number are currently available for pre-order at LeapMotion.com.