Leap Motion shows off gesture control for Windows 8 [Video]

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Leap Motion has posted a new video to show off future Windows 8 gesture controls. Leap Motion is a device that plugs into your computer and sits in front of the screen. You can then use your hands to control things like you would with Kinect. Leap Motion was a popular Kickstarter project that was largely funded.

Windows 8 is born for gestures, which makes the idea of Kinect-like control very promising. In the video Leap shows off a number of things that can be done in Windows 8. It will support full multi-touch gestures out of the box. You will be able to pinch, zoom, swipe, drag, and draw all over the OS. Your floating finger will become the mouse.

Leap will be an interesting alternative to a touchscreen. With a touchscreen you have to reach all the way to the screen, which can be a pain if you’re using a monitor/keyboard set-up. With Leap Motion you could just¬†raise¬†your hands off the keyboard a bit and navigate around. Leap Motion will be shipping on July 22nd.

[via The Verge]

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  • robjackson81

    Looks interesting, but the Galaxy 4 has this and it is useless in practice. Your finger is an inch from the screen… just touch it. Maybe when there are outrageous Minority Report displays it will make more sense but this seems like tech for the sake of tech right now, nothing actually useful.