As Leap Motion hit the Amazon UK Store last week, I sold my Kindle Fire HD and traded up for this gesture controller for Mac and Windows, a win right? No brainer!

I’ve only played with it a little so far, but I find the possibilities quite remarkable, if a little daunting for the fact that it seems fairly limitless *brain whirring up*

I’m excited to get stuck in and start making some interactivity on web experiments with the leapjs library, and will start playing around with it as soon as I get some free time.

From their site:

Imagine if you could do things on your computer just like you do them in real life. If natural movements replaced all those clicks and taps and drags and drops. Imagine if technology finally figured out people, instead of the other way around. That’s how we see the future.

The Leap Motion Controller senses your hands and fingers and follows their every move. It lets them move in all that wide-open space between you and your computer. So you can do almost anything without touching anything. It’s the tiny device that just might change the way you use technology. It’s the world’s most natural technology that just might change the world.

I’d love to see some deeper usage on the unit, perhaps something involving teaching methods, around language, signage and the suchlike.


As part of some of my tests fun, I’ve been using Touchless for Mac tonight and found it to be intuitive to use, if a little strange to be rocking back and forth between the Hover/Click areas – am sure I will get used to this with time.

Anyone else out there using Leap Motion to do anything exciting?