Leap Motion released their pre-production teaser video (below) of their newly announced Leap 3-D gesture device and set the gadget world on fire. The product certainly looks impressive and the specifications are even more outstanding. According to the manufacturer the device is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market (sorry Microsoft Kinect) and can track movements within an 8-cubic-foot environment down to 1/100th of a millimeter. What more, the device (which is about the size of a pocket knife) can track as many items enter the field in a wide variety of now-familiar gestures such as flipping, wiping, dragging, and pinching.
Currently the device seems like a novelty without a robust portfolio of 3-D gesture enabled applications but the same could have been said several years ago about the tablet market. Only time will tell if Minority Report styled computer interfaces are in our near future or not.
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