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A Leap Into The Future Of Computer Interface

21 January

Our Leap Motion Controller development unit has arrived. 

Leap Motion ControllerThat sentence should probably have an exclamation point at the end of it. The matter of fact tone doesn’t seem to do its arrival justice, given the wow factor the device brings with it.  The Leap Motion web site probably states it best, “For four years we’ve been obsessed with one question: how can we interact with computers in a better, more natural way? We finally found the answer: the Leap Motion controller. Our breakthrough technology uses a mathematical approach to bring you 3D, touch-free motion control that’s unlike anything else. Ever.”

I’m in agreement with those that feel gesture control is the future of computer interface. We’ve already seen what can happen to the user experience on touch devices and I’d personally be lost without even the touchpad gesture controls of the Macbook Pro on which I’m typing this blog post.

We’re not sure what we’re going to do with our test unit here at Zeek Interactive yet, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to at least be at the forefront of experiencing this new “leap” forward in computer interaction. My first experience with it had just the cool factor I thought it would, even if only to to watch my fingers move in the air to move my curser around the visualizer that is part of the dev kit download.

If you’ve never seen what the Leap Motion Controller can do, this video should get you as excited as it got me.

 

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Archived Comments

  1. TheRECoach January 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Ok you got me Jeff! I’ll be awaiting the review =)

  2. Roberta Murphy January 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    You had me with the first flick of a finger! Just thinking about the art, gaming, music, robotics, architecture, choreography, medical, military applications. Like. Wow.

    • Jeff Turner January 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

      My first reaction to it was, “no way.” But it’s real and it works. I’m impressed.