Unlike Kinect or Nintendo’s Wiimote system, the “Leap gesture control interface can detect movements as small as 1/100th of a millimeter, so instead of jumping up and down while flapping your arms, you can control things with the tiniest finger motions.” Best of all, you’ll only have to shell out $70 for one of these bad boys, which are shipping next year. Continue reading for a video demonstration and more information.
Best of all, Leap isn’t part of a closed loop system like the Kinect or WiiMote, so it can control any regular on-screen activity much like you do with a mouse. All you do is connect the Leap sensor to your computer via USB, and it will detect motion within a four cubic foot space. Leap Motion is currently seeking developers who can create apps specifically for the interface, but even without special apps this looks like a very cool new way to control your computer.