User Experience and Interaction Design

Leap Motion brings content interaction into the future

Carrying on the theme of hardware dominating SXSW, Leap Motion took to the stage in Austin to show their device that brings the technology only seen in Minority Report into the real world.

Leap Motion’s first product, the Leap Motion Controller, can track the movement of both hands and all 10 fingers up to 1/100th millimeter at up to 290 frames per second. All that from a thin card only three inches long next to your computer that allows you to create a virtual and interactive world in front of your screen.

Releasing something up to 200 times more sensitive than existing motion-control technology for $80 in May is going to change the way we interact with the world around us. How could it not? 

But will developers and brands be ready for it?