Leap Motion Windows 8 Gesture Control Previewed Ahead of Beta Roll Out [Video]

May 22, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Leap Motion has released its brand new preview of its gesture control functionality on Windows 8. For those who are not familiar with Leap Motion, it is a small device that brings touch like gestures without a touch screen.

The device can directly connects to a PC using a standard USB cable. Once connected, it allows you to control your PC with mid-air hands-off movements such as flicks of the wrist and finger points. It is highly sensitive and brings in the function with the slightest of movements.

This 3-inch long device tracks finger movements within eight cubic ft span across the desk.


The manufacturer claims that the device can track finger movements within 1/100th of a millimeter.  Leap Motion technology can be used to sketch, to play games and to sign digital documents. The device will soon enter beta stage and will be available for developers to work on.

According to Leap Motion CTO and co-founder David Holz, this device will bring magical experience to its users with natural movements and amazing interactions.

The device will start shipping this July 22 and is now available for pre-order at a price of $79.99.

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