Leap Motion technology designed for Mac OS X and Windows
The company Leap Motion presents a small case designed for Mac OS X and Windows promising richer interactions that technology Microsoft Kinect.
While Microsoft has released version 1.5 of its SDK for Kinect on Windows, the company Leap Motion made speak about it today on the Web. Founded by David Holz, a Ph.D. in mathematics and formerly a researcher at NASA, Leap Motion has a small box called the Leap available for preorder in the U.S. for $ 70.
Connected to a USB port, it allows 3D gestural interactions. In its official FAQ, the company explains, “with Leap, any type of application, regardless of sector, can be rethought.” In a promotional video, Leap Motion presents several cases of possible uses with handwriting recognition, data manipulation, the games (FPS, Angry birds, Fruit Ninja …), or browsing on Google Earth.
Leap Motion claims to have patented the search for technology which was developed over the past four years. It proposes “a mathematical approach to 3D (…) that does not exist on the market today,” is it thus explained. Leap Motion would be more efficient than other existing gesture recognition devices, which require a reduction of the user. He added: “Leap is 100 times more accurate than any other sensor for natural interfaces”. Leap Motion claims to have several partners to integrate its technology in smartphones, tablets, game consoles or laptops.
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