Leap forward: A step towards an intuitive future

22.05.2012 Affordable : The Leap : Leap Motion

San Francisco – American company Leap Motion has unveiled The Leap, a device that enables people to control a computer in using gesture recognition to enable people to control a computer in 3D by moving their hands and fingers.

Housed in a small rectangular case and powered by a USB connection, The Leap technology creates a 3D interaction space around a computer that can distinguish the movement of each finger and thumb by up to 1/100th of a millimeter to control the computer.

The Leap is due to be launched in December 2012 and will be priced at $69.99.

Like the Raspberry Pi, The Leap is a low-cost computer innovation that meets consumer demand for affordable technology. The Leap is also a good example of the advances in intuitive interfaces noted in our Intuitive Futures macrotrend.

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