AngryTechnician . I can't delete this thread so I here I edit my original post and include a link to the original post on this topic:
Link: Leap 3D Motion Control System: A new gesture based interface for computers
Last edited by DaveP; 22nd November 2012 at 10:26 AM. Reason: Change post content.
Sure this has been posted on here before. It'll be massive; sod the touch interfaces on Windows 8, touch is just a stepping stone to the gesture based stuff in the Leap.
@dhicks: iirc it is a smaller scale Kinect, and monitors about a metre square in front of your monitor. The advantage of the smaller working space is the accuracy. So potentially you could use it mounted underneath a board so long as you kept the gestures in a small area; but for standing in front of a board, a Kinect-style device would probably be better.
It is, in essence, just meant to be used in the space between you and your monitor. And it will be brilliant, and the actual future of UI with computers, not this touch nonsense they're trying to foist on us from mobile devices. WRT to tiring, I think lifting your hand from the keyboard to swipe an email out the way, or spin a 3D object etc. will be workable - no less effort than reaching for the mouse. It shouldn't be a replacement for a mouse or keyboard but an addition to them, and I'd rather lift my hand from the keyboard and waggle vaguely at the screen than have to extend my arm more fully to touch my monitor.
Last edited by sonofsanta; 22nd November 2012 at 09:37 AM.
Gestures, like touch for many things, are still just completely stupid. I'm not flailing around in front of a computer just to use it. Same for consoles.
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