Leap into Everything with Leap Motion Controller

Written by NFSwhiplash on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 12:51 PM

Forget your Keyboard and Mouse! Play games, design houses, or just browse the web with Leap. 

The Leap Motion Technology is contained in a stylish black and silver box. Control everything simply by moving your fingers. Supporting Windows 7 and 8...

                

About Leap Motion

Leap Motion is a motion-control software and hardware company providing the world’s most powerful and sensitive 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology. Leap Motion’s first product, the Leap Motion Controller, can track the movement of both hands and all 10 fingers up to 1/100th millimeter at up to 290 frames per second. It will be available beginning in May 2013 and will include access to Airspace, an application store. The Leap Motion Controller is up to 200 times more sensitive than existing motion-control technology, making it the first product to let users navigate and interact with supported computer applications using natural hand and finger movements." More information for the Leap Motion Controller can be found Here  

 

Here's a quick video that demonstrates some of the features for Leap.

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16:56 Mar-09-2013

is this compatible with existing pc stuff or new stuff has to be created that supports it's software interface? i think the latter

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17:40 Mar-09-2013

Completely compatible with everything there is now. It's just like buying a new touchscreen, just... well, without the screen ; )

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16:06 Mar-07-2013

looks nice but i think most pc gamers wont buy this because its not functional for games as a pc input device, i believe the keyboard and mouse will continue to be the norm this is more for the casual pc user who only uses the pc for youtube, facebook and twitter.

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20:33 Mar-07-2013

*and GD you forgot !! :Đ

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15:29 Mar-07-2013

Goodbye my mouse, goodbye my love...

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12:18 Mar-07-2013

Ordering or commanding by talking is good, but unless the new tech blows my mind, i'm gonna use my Keyboard & Mouse

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06:45 Mar-07-2013

Dont see the point...did they not see what happened to the Razer Hydra? Im sure they will be on the same clearance shelf soon enough

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07:21 Mar-07-2013

I beg to differ. I looked at the Razer Hydra and I wasn't impressed. You've taken a regular controller and split it down the middle. I see your point and thankfully Leap was built with more then gaming in mind :)

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07:22 Mar-07-2013

Razer hydra is just a game pad which is wireless. but leap is a different device

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16:09 Mar-07-2013

you guys completely missed the motion control with the hydra. Ive seen it in use with Portal 2. It looks cool and was great idea. just didnt work out. We just arent immersed enough for motion control in my opinion
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-controllers/razer-hydra

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04:45 Mar-07-2013

MOUSE & KEYBOARD 4 LIFE!!! This 'new' technology is useless!!!

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14:55 Mar-07-2013

It's not useless. New inventions are never useless, as they might inspire others to do new things. It might not be useful to you (or me, or most people around here), but I can definately see this type of tech changing something.

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19:20 Mar-07-2013

i can't hold myself to say that your speech was awsome :D

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01:28 Mar-07-2013

WOW. I love technology.

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00:44 Mar-07-2013

Really that little thing, for motion control, cool.But no I will stick woth my trusty keyboard and mouse :D

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23:51 Mar-06-2013

Leap Motion and moile Kinect? Talking about Input Revolution ;) Leap seems interesting, and as any other piece of tech out there has its ups and downs. This definitely won't be enough to replace Mouse and Keyboard, but it's quite a Gadget.

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23:00 Mar-06-2013

Whoa!! Awesome tech.
F**k you xbox controller :D

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22:39 Mar-06-2013

And I still will be using my keyboard and mouse, sorry new tech

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21:24 Mar-06-2013

It is cool, but imagine yourself playing a game for a few hours with your hands in mid air all the time..

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21:35 Mar-06-2013

As NFS stated below, you can always rest your elbows on the table :)

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21:58 Mar-06-2013

I wanna try using my feet :D
Hehe

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22:07 Mar-06-2013

The only way I'd buy this is if it came with some kind of lady parts simulator.
Floppy floppy floppy.

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21:23 Mar-06-2013

Added a poll to this article.

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19:41 Mar-06-2013

So if i keep only the fingers in air it wont work?

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19:04 Mar-06-2013

I foresee a lot of armpain in the near future...

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18:46 Mar-06-2013

Hey, that's great.
I can't wait to play my... um... polygon floater... and... wavy line generator... and... uh... ghost hands programs on it.
I go to the gym six days a week, so I'm pretty strong. But I don't think I could comfortably hold my arm up in front of my monitor for an hour or two to play Half-Life 2 without my shoulder going numb.
Pass.

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20:19 Mar-06-2013

Excellent point, let's see how my arm handles this on May ;)

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20:39 Mar-06-2013

Good point. Honestly hardcore gamers won't find this as attracting as casual gamers looking for a new and awesome way to game. In fact gaming is a side attraction here. Leap is more for work like design, 3D modelling and people who can't touch a computer without taking time to wash there hands like mechanics, surgeons, etc.

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21:00 Mar-06-2013

Yeah, besides, those casual gamers you speak of that would want something like this can already play those kinds of games on the iPad. It's an interesting concept, but like the Xbox Kinect and well, almost every other motion sensing game device out there, probably won't go far with serious gamers.
Serious gamers aren't wowed by gimmicks; we're wowed by content packed games with innovative mechanics and enriching stories. :)

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21:03 Mar-06-2013

I beg to differ, I'm quite psyched about this and I'm definitely pre-ordering it :P

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21:12 Mar-06-2013

Notice though that this tracking and control is way more sensitive then anything else out on the market. I've used some motion tracking and was no where near impressed. I am however impressed with this little box. :)

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21:18 Mar-06-2013

And for everyone's info, you don't have to stretch your arms all the way out. I would lean my elbows on my chair arm rests and have the box close enough to allow me not to lift my arms up.

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21:27 Mar-06-2013

They should have called this thing "PiiC."

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21:35 Mar-06-2013

I see what you did there ;)

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18:35 Mar-06-2013

Does anybody recognize the airplane racing game as seen in 0:50 of the video?

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18:17 Mar-06-2013

Interesting technology, but I'd rather see the game on my screen, not my hands.

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18:15 Mar-06-2013

Motion controller for pc I like it now we(pc gamers) have everything yeeeeepi ;)

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18:13 Mar-06-2013

meh, I still lurve my KB+M

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