You may never touch your laptop or desktop keyboard again. The rumors of Leap Motion—the touch-free 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology are true. Today is the official launch of the much-anticipated new way to interact with your devices. Leap Motion allows you to “touchlessly” control your computers with natural hand and finger movements.
Leap Motion’s proprietary technology, invented by co-founder David Holz, can track the movement of both hands and all 10 fingers with up to 1/100th millimeter accuracy and no visible latency.
The Leap Motion™ Controller is a small USB device available for $79.99. The Leap Motion technology can easily embed into other consumer and enterprise hardware. Along with the device, the Leap Motion Airspace Store launches today as well, with more than 75 applications for the device. The wide range of free and paid apps across many categories allows people to create, explore, play, learn and more through new immersive experiences in the area of touch-free 3D motion control.
“Today marks a tremendous milestone for the company, but we’re just getting started,” said Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald. “Leap Motion enhances the computing experience to allow people to do things in new and better ways, and we’re committed to breaking down the barriers between people and technology to make the future more easily accessible.”
Hundreds of thousands of people have pre-ordered the $79.99 Leap Motion Controller. Orders began shipping last week. Controllers will be available in Best Buy stores across the U.S. and in the U.K. at Amazon.co.uk. It is available for Mac OSX and Windows machines. The Leap Motion technology can easily embed into other consumer and enterprise hardware.
Clearly, Leap Motion is changing the future of human-computer interaction.