The Windows 8 Experience Takes a Leap Forward With Gesture Control

The Windows 8 Experience Takes a Leap Forward With Gesture Control

Gregory Han
May 23, 2013

It was about a year ago to this day we first previewed the Leap, a small USB peripheral we described as a "Microsoft Kinect for your computer monitor". Funny we said that, as now with the wide availability of Microsoft's Windows 8, the possibilities of using motion tracking gestures with Windows tile-based UI seem like a perfect fit...

News about Leap's gesture tracking system being integrated into HP devices is a welcome offering, but do you know where I'd most want to see Leap technology integrated into? Public electronic devices, like ATMs and checkout kiosks, where eliminating the need to touch a screen and buttons hundreds, if not thousands, have touched before you would offer a healthy improvement. Now that would be a great leap for public health!

Leap is still available as a stand-alone Windows 7 & 8/OS X peripheral aimed for a ship date of July 22 at the pre-launch price of $79.99.

Via Gizmodo

(Images: Leap Motion Inc)

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