The "Leap" into the Future
LeapMotion's new breakthrough technology promises a leap into the future, and it delivers. Like something straight out of Minority Report, it's a camera that can detect finger movement within 1/100 of a millimeter.
Co-founds Michael Buckwald and David Holz have created a sleekly designed camera, called the Leap, with an all-flat screen that detects hand movement up to 4 to 8 cubic feet away when attached to a computer. In the future, it will spread to other devices controlled by such gestures and movements.
The camera recognizes and maps each individual finger. With its high refresh rate and data transfer of the USB plug-in, it's extremely accurate. What little comes from LEAP is not perceptible by a normal person.
LeapMotion has the potential to change the whole way we experience technology. LeapMotion's video, available on their website, shows the Leap being used for gaming, art, viewing a map, and even mathematics. As the Leap moves on from computers to other devices, the possibilities will only grow.
Read more about the Leap here on the Planet 3D blog.
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