Leap Motion: Step into the Future

02.27.13 mackenzie

leap motion controller Leap Motion: Step into the FutureIf you have $80, a computer, and a little bit of patience, starting next month you can step into the future. Place a 3-x-1-inch black box in front of your Mac. Wave your hands around above it. And you can control the programs on your screen as if you’re in the Hunger Games control room. Except less complex and less morbid.

According to Investors.com, the Leap Motion controller has a 150-degree field of view and tracks all 10 of your fingers at up to 290 frames a second. It works at lightning speed, able to track movements smaller than the tip of a pin with no visible lag time.

I’m sure that using this new device will take practice. With tasks as precise as refining design details, it will take a while to train your fingers to make precise movements in the air. But if I could train myself to text rapidly, to fine-tune my Wii tennis swing and to illustrate on a WACOM tablet, I’m up for the challenge.

Are you as excited about this as we are? Direct quote from our JEMSU developer: “This is the coolest awesome thing I’ve ever seen.”

Check it out for yourself: www.leapmotion.com. They are taking pre-orders now and begin shipping mid-March.

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About mackenzie

With a background in marketing, communications and design, Mackenzie brings a well-rounded approach to every project. As JEMSU's creative director and web designer, she loves the challenge of marrying beauty with functionality in web design, and creates consistent, engaging experiences. She has worked with a variety of clients including Microsoft, United Way and the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America.
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