Leap Motion – the next Big Thing
14 Jun 2013
A major new technology in human-computer interfaces .
1.What is it ?
“The Leap Motion controller is a small USB peripheral device which is designed to be placed on a physical desktop, facing upward. Using two cameras and three infrared LEDs, the device observes a roughly hemispherical area, to a distance of about 1 meter (3 feet). It is designed to track fingers (or similar items such as a pen) which cross into the observed area, to a spatial precision of about 0.01 mm.An advertisement video provides a visual demonstration.
The smaller observation area and higher resolution of the device differentiates the product from the Kinect, which is more suitable for whole-body tracking in a space the size of a living room. In a demonstration to CNET, The Leap was shown to perform tasks such as navigating a website, using pinch-to-zoom gestures on maps, high-precision drawing, and manipulating complex 3D data visualizations. ”
The Leap Motion controller will ship in the week of July 22, 2013
2.What does this mean ?
2.1Read my lips .
Facial gestures , including lip reading can easily be apped into a smartphone .
2.2Sign language can directly interface with the computer .
2.3Analysis of cellular behaviour . Eg sperm , white-blood corpuscles , amorphous bacteria , etc . Other apps can amplify the image to Leap motion size . Computers can take it from there .
2.4 Expression recognition :
Who cares what the perps look like . It is their intention that matters . And that is mirrored in their expression at subliminal levels . Leap motion can pick this up .
2.5 Diseases :
Many diseases , especially mental ones , shows up in hand and facial expressions . These can be noted and, analysed . Giving a fast first diagnosis .
2.6 SPORTS !
2.6.1 Golf . A Leap Motion device coupled to a laptop/tablet or smartphone can really analyse your game to millimetres , and give a running commentary .
2.6.2 Tennis , baseball , basketball can all be done .
2.6.3 Chess ?
2.6.4 Poker . It will be banned . You cannot bluff with this system in operation .
A new face to facebook .
Kabuki and buster Keaton will become popular .