Today Leap Motion released a deep dive into our Windows OS interaction, previewing the future of touch-free computing.
The video, which expands on Leap Motion’s intro video, illustrates web browsing, OS interactions like pointing and clicking, and existing software application functionality for Windows 7 and 8. (Note, we’ll follow up with a deep dive into Mac OSX.)
Out of the box, the Leap Motion Controller will allow users to do everything they can do with touch, only now in the air with Leap Motion.
- With Windows 7 & 8, Leap Motion you can do everything available with multi-touch functionality, without touching anything.
- OS functionality and web browsing will work out of the box, and will be simple to use.
- Leap Motion is previewing this functionality before it heads into beta testing in early June. Our early access beta developer community will be using this functionality, as well as testing Airspace, apps and our installation.
Our Blog Post: http://blog.leapmotion.com/post/50933421954/windows-os-video
“Leap Motion’s mission is to break down the barriers between people and technology. With the operating system interaction that we’ve designed, we want to give everyone the freedom of touch-free computing,” said David Holz, co-founder and CTO of Leap Motion. “Out of the box, users will have the ability to browse the web, navigate their desktops, and interact with existing software.”
“Everything you can do with a touch-based system, like Windows 8, can now be accomplished with Leap Motion technology. We want our users to have a magical experience, with easy and natural movements in the air leading to amazing interactions. This is the foundation for our approach to existing systems,” Holz continued. “But this is only the beginning. The potential for our 3D interaction technology is really unleashed by applications built specifically for Leap Motion, helping drive the future of computing.”