James Reyes on technology, language, human progress &c.

Interface with your computer with hand and finger gestures


I saw this over at Matt Mullenweg’s blog. This Leap Motion device looks pretty damn cool. They are estimating a December 2012/January 2013 ship.

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.