Looks really cool, think it only works at short range though.
So Kinect is still a better game tool
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Let the competition begin. It looks fantastic for fine details. The ultimate solution is going to combine multiple sensory modalities. I briefly went through the FAQ and I don't see *how* it works ... is it visual or auditory? Perhaps it uses both.
"Yes! We also support native touch emulation for Windows 8."
And looks to be a sweet price point. (under £50)
Would be good to see how far beyond touch you can take an app with this device (obviously without compromising the touch functionality).
I have applied for an SDK - definitely work a look IMO!
Wouldnt it get tiresome waving your hands in the air the whole time?
Smart move to help fix W8's second class citizens: the mouse and keyboard.
I had the videos URL in my clipboard ready to post this and Maddus Mattus beat me to it
While the Kinect can still do different tasks that this thing can't because it has cameras, the Leap looks FAR more useful as a controller.
It would make a great controller for virtual musical instruments too. It just needs to send MIDI messages to your DAW.
I want this thing. It also reminds me of a demo Craig Mundie did a while back. Also reminds me of an old Keanu Reeves movie with some nice VR in it. Great price, very useful.
It looks awesome, but I don't think calling it Kinect 2.0 is entirely accurate. This seems mainly for hand gestures while the Kinect is more about full body scenarios. So it's like a subset of Kinect, only more accurate.
The only problem I see is that the scenario it appears to focus on - pointing and gesturing at the screen - is also the most criticized. (e.g. "Won't your arms get tired?")
The price is amazing though. And with that accuracy I can't wait to see what people will do with it. If it works as well as that mockup suggests, of course.
I'm already thinking of the opportunities but I'm not going to tell you what they are ..
Oh OK heres one I am working on right now:
//Tracking gesture event:
if (detect: hand+face.nose)
MessageBox.Show("Nose Picking Alert",img);
if (Trial) FaceBook.Show(img);
Patent pending (and yes, I will sue).
I just see this as being bought...family plays with it for 30 minutes...and it sits there gathering dust because there's no apps for it.
Here is another video from cnet.