Ever wonder how cool it would be to manipulate your computer by waving your hands or snapping your fingers? Leap Motion has created the Leap Motion Controller that allows you to do just that. The Leap Motion Sensor is a small device that plugs into your computer via the USB connecter and along with the included software allows you to control your computer using hand gestures instead of your mouse. The Leap Motion Controller accomplishes all this by the use of two small cameras and several infrared LEDs, which tracks the user hand and finger motions all to within a hundredth of a millimeter according to their website. Although primarily developed for 3-D modeling Leap Motion says it sees the potential to apply the technology to many other applications on a computer such as gaming, art and medical data to name a few. The Leap Motion Sensor is compatible with the PC and Mac operating systems and can be pre-ordered for $69.99 on the Leap Motions web site. They’ve also formed a partnership with ASUS to supply the controller bundled with a number of high-end notebooks and All-In-One (AiO) PCs later this year.
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