Everyone by now has seen Microsoft Kinect or at least a commercial for it. That sort of natural interaction with a computer is a holy grail or sci-fi dream, depending on who you ask. It’s something out the Iron Man or Minority Report. There’s been a lot of talk about voice control (like Siri) and other natural interfaces.
It looks like natural user interface may be coming closer to reality through a device known as the Leap. The Leap looks a lot like thin track pad that sits near your keyboard of the computer, but allows you to interact with a computer or program onscreen in a fairly normal way. For instance, use a pencil, like a pencil, in the air to draw things on the screen as if it were paper. Or use your hands to control a car or plane in an on-screen game. I have to admit, this looks really cool! I could try to explain it, or show you the video I saw – which explains it all.
I cannot wait to see real apps to support a device like this…
via Uncrate and more information at http://live.leapmotion.com/