If you ever wanted to control your PC with a simple hand move, just like Tom Cruise did in his famous Minority Report movie, now it’s the right time to get started! While you’d probably still have to wait a bit for the massive 3D hologram screens they used in the movie, the hands PC control part it’s available for purchase in the form a small stylish receiver box called Leap Motion.
The Leap Motion is a plug-and-play device compatible with Windows 7/8 and Mac OS X 10.7 or latter and allows you to control dedicated software via hand movements. Simply plug in the device, place it in front of your keyboard so it can “sense” all your hands moves and you’re ready to roll. The Leap Motion detects a large variety of motions such hand writing and drawing, pinch moves, 360 degrees rotations, 3 axis (up/down/back/forth) moves allowing you to point, wave, reach, grab, pick and drop something, write messages and so on … Pretty impressive!
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The Leap Motion Controller works on dedicated software which can be downloaded from the Leap Motion App Store (there are 221 free and paid apps and games available at the time this article was published). It might not sound like a lot if you compare it with Apple’s Apps Store, but it’s still a good number of apps covering most needs and, given the strong community of developers behind the Leap Motion Controller, things can only get better! Check out the video to see the Leap motion Controller in action …