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HP to Embed Leap Motion's Gesture Control Technology

The MIT Technology Review describes the Leap Motion's 3D motion-sensing controller as "the most important new technology since the smartphone." The team can now add HP to a growing list of companies that plan to integrate its technology into their products.

HP intends to bundle Leap’s controller with “select HP personal computers” and intends to go one step further by creating “unique devices embedded with Leap’s technology.” Though no information as to what this will entail is available yet, HP’s Ron Coughlin, senior vice president of consumer PCs, noted the product’s ability to take “customers to the next level when creating and interacting with digital content,” which may indicate that the company is working on some peripherals for digital artists.

The Leap Motion controller is reportedly able to detect motions as small as 0.01 millimeters from all ten fingers at up to 290 frames per second and is expected to arrive with a retail cost of $79. A demonstration of the controller in action is available below.

  • myromance123
    The cool thing about the Leap Motion is that the developers are open-minded. They're even working on Linux support, so hopefully this cool piece of hardware can be usable on many platforms. I'm curious whether it will increase productivity or not.
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  • SlitWeaver
    Well...that's cool and all, but rather than spending 1000s of dollars and not learning anything, I'd rather just do this: http://mods-n-hacks.wonderhowto.com/how-to/build-your-own-kinect-like-3d-tracking-interface-with-cardboard-foil-and-arduino-0138735/
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  • teh_chem
    I'm not sure if gesture technology will become a standard, but operating systems definitely need a long way to go to enable its practical use. But I don't know, I don't want to be waving my hands and arms in front of my computer. Call me lazy...
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  • grz09
    Some hack with the range and this could replace TrackIR + u dont have to use the mouse + its 290 fps!. Gonna be awesome to play flightsim. Yeah i'll take one!
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  • grz09
    Some hack with the range and this could replace TrackIR + u dont have to use the mouse + its 290 fps!. Gonna be awesome to play flightsim. Yeah i'll take one!
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  • soundping
    Eye tracking technology would be more interesting.
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  • warezme
    I have on on pre-order for May. I have a 3D printe and I'm hoping that with it's high resolution, someone will eventually come out with either an app or development kit to do high res object scanning. It would be cool to just scan and print with this little device.
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  • warezme
    I have on on pre-order for May. I have a 3D printe and I'm hoping that with it's high resolution, someone will eventually come out with either an app or development kit to do high res object scanning. It would be cool to just scan and print with this little device.
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  • jhansonxi
    10687162 said:
    I have on on pre-order for May. I have a 3D printe and I'm hoping that with it's high resolution, someone will eventually come out with either an app or development kit to do high res object scanning. It would be cool to just scan and print with this little device.
    There's a better way to do 3D scanning: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/photon-3d-scanner
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  • ojas
    Brilliant, if anything, this and the MYO should really bring people back to the PCs. First true ultrabook worth its name will be the one that integrates the Leap.
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