The LEAP is the cutting-edge device that can help you control a computer only with your hands, no keyboard and no mouse needed. The LEAP has the size of a USB flash and can interpret the natural movement of the human hand and produce it onto computers.
The accuracy with which this device integrates the effectiveness of a mouse and of a keyboard and the sensitiveness of a touchscreen is based on a thorough technology that can distinguish one’s fingers and track each movement down to a 1/100th a millimeter.
Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald told in an interview with Mashable that the idea of such a small and powerful device came when “he felt discouraged at the difficulty of assembling a 3D object while utilizing a mouse and a keyboard.”
“The reason we created this technology was because we felt like there was a serious problem with the way people interacted with computers, and we felt like until the problem was solved, mankind would be missing out on an enormous amount of potential, power and opportunity.” Buckwald says. “We wanted it to be ubiquitous immediately.”
The Leap connects with a computer via Bluetooth and works with applications that can receive cues from touch technology. It will be available as early as next Friday for only $70, but you can start owning the future since now and pre-order it.
Check out Mashable’s article and learn more about how the Leap works and see what other interesting things Buckwald said about the device of the future.