Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
This isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements. The Leap technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market - at any price point. Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter.
This is like day one of the mouse. Except, no one needs an instruction manual for their hands.
What exactly is The Leap?
The Leap is a small iPod sized USB peripheral that creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet to precisely interact with and control software on your laptop or desktop computer. It’s like being able to reach into the computer and pull out information as easily as reaching into a cookie jar.
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.
What can I do with The Leap?
The possibilities are endless, really. Computer power has grown exponentially over the years, but the way we interact with those computers has not. With LEAP, virtually every kind of application, across every industry, can be re-imagined.
What is Leap Motion technology?
Leap Motion technology is a breakthrough in computer interaction, using a patented mathematical approach to 3D, touch-free motion sensing and motion control software that’s unlike anything that currently exists on the market or in academia.
Developed over the past 4 years, Leap Motion moves far beyond the current technologies designed for distant arm waving.
How much does The Leap cost?
The Leap will retail for $69.99, and a limited number are currently available for pre-order at LeapMotion.com.
How does The Leap impact computing?
For decades people have been given a dream of what computers would be - from Star Trek holosuites to Tom Cruise swiping through Minority Report’s 3D computer interface.
But it’s never made it out of the lab and into real life - until now. The ability to control any computer with nuanced hand and finger movements will fundamentally transform the way people interact with computers.
Who is The Leap ideal for?
Everyone! This motion control technology will be used in most consumer products - not just computers, but cars, appliances, medical devices, light switches and more.
There are already many great uses for a variety of people.
Artists and creative types can use The Leap to emulate a stylus or easily create 3D images.
Anyone can use The Leap to interact with Windows 7/8 or Mac OS X by clicking, grabbing, scrolling and using familiar gestures like pinch to zoom in 3D space.
- Users pointing a pen at the signature line of a document to sign it in space.
- Engineers can interact more easily with 3D modeling software.
- Gamers can play more easily and many will modify with Leap in mind.
- Surgeons can control 3D medical data with their hands without taking off their gloves.
What makes Leap Motion stand out?
Leap Motion is the only technology focused on bringing motion control to the desktop - rather than trying to take what’s been built for TV (large gesture sensing) and make it work for computers.
The Leap is ~100x more accurate than any other motion sensing Natural User Interface on Earth. Have a look on the video :
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