You can be the Iron Man!!!

Well not really.. but you can have his cool interface where he uses his hands to control objects on the screen. I am sure all of us wanted to control our devices with our hands – maybe play angry birds while lying down on our bed? Or draw an object in Photoshop using finger gestures (no, not the up your a** gesture)?

Enter Leap Motion! The San Fransisco based company is building a device that will cost just $70, plug into the existing USB port,  and will allow you to control your machine using your fingers or your hand or, for that matter, any physical object that your put into 4 cubic space above the device.

We already have the Microsoft Kinect but that is primarily a gaming device and since it’s owned by Microsoft, they did not allow other companies to build functionality or applications on top of Kinect. Of course, all of that led to the now famous Kinect Hacking movement but that’s a different story. .

The great thing about Leap Motion is that it will allow our existing hardware to turn into an motion controlled devices. Of course, a lot of developers have yet to build apps for it but I think that is now almost a given. Also, Leap Motion founder, Holtz, claims that their device is 200(!) times more accurate than anything else available on the market. And Leap Motion now has money – they just raised $12.75 million in Series A funding.

Take a look at this video and imagine the possibilities!

Leap Motion Demo

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