Leap Motion, the new “touch-free” user interface solution, consists of an 8-cubic-feet bubble of “interaction space,” which detects your hand gestures down to an accuracy of 0.01 millimeters — about 200 times more accurate than “existing touch-free products and technologies”, such as your Smartphone’s touchscreen, Nintendo Wii or Microsoft X360 Kinect.
The interface permits user interaction with the screen at short distance and even when the screen is confined in a protective glass case. Use cases for such interface are multiple in presentation, demo, newscast, advertisement, etc..
The developers have worked with several partners to create apps leveraging Leap Motion hand gestures. Partners include The Weather Channel, 3-D design software creators Autodesk, Clear, Disney, who will launch the game Wreck-It-Ralph: Sugar Rush Speedway for the device.
Leap Motion comes with a small USB device placed in front of a PC running Windows 7 and 8 or a Mac running Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 along with its propriety software.
The solution will be shipped starting May 19th for $80.