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Leap Into the Future!

Leap Motion

This looks like a fascinating piece of technology provided it works as advertised. Check out the video on their, it looks pretty slick.

The company behind it make some pretty bold claims about the technology:

Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter. … Setup is just as intuitive. Plug the LEAP into a USB port. Load the Leap Motion software. Do a quick wave to calibrate. That’s it.

Of course if you were to use it as a main input device I expect that you’d get tired pretty quickly, but for short sprints of use in specialist applications it looks neat.

And I’d love to see it paired with one the new sets of VR displays that are hitting the market right now.