Monday, 17 November 2014

"LEAP MOTION" - A LEAP FORWARD TO FUTURE


A new way to play, learn, create, and explore just by using hands in the air. It uses proprietary advanced motion sensing technology for human–computer interaction.


Originally inspired by frustration surrounding 3D modeling using a mouse and keyboard. Leap Motion asserts that molding virtual clay should be as easy as molding clay in the real world.
Leap Motion is a company developing advanced motion sensing technology for human–computer interaction.

Features:-

  • The Leap Motion controller is a small USB peripheral device which is designed to be placed on a physical desktop, facing upward.
  • Using two cameras and three infrared LEDs, the device observes a roughly hemispherical area, to a distance of about 1 meter (3 feet).
  • It is designed to track fingers (or similar items such as a pen) which cross into the observed area, to a spatial precision of about 0.01 mm.
Future Scope:


  • Although it is initially aimed at desktop computers, researchers are already finding ways to jury-rig the Leap to smaller devices, to open up a new realm of interaction.
  • "The idea we envision in the near future is that a Leap Motion-like device will be integrated into a smartphone," says Mingming Fan of the University of California, Irvine.
  • It is available for Windows 7 and 8, as well as Mac OS X 10.6 and above, It won't be available for mobile to start but the company is looking into potentially integrating the technology with a number of OEMs.
Advantage:

  • "Instead of just interacting on the touchscreen, the space around the smartphone will be available
Cost :

  • 80$ (initially)(4800 INR approx)
Update: New version of leap motion controller. Read it Here.

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