The Leap Motion Technology is a revolution in human input devices. It eliminates the need of hand contact or touching to give inputs to your computer. You can just wave, swipe and create hand movements to play and command any computer device.

The Leap Motion Controller is a small peripheral USB device that records a person’s hand movements at a speed of up to 200 frames per second by using infrared cameras, thus, providing one with a 150° field of view i.e., just about 8 cubic feet of interactive 3D space.

The device uses two monochromatic IR cameras and three infrared LEDs, and observes a hemispherical area of about 1 meter. The Leap senses how you naturally move your hands, so you can reach into the world beyond the screen – in virtual reality, augmented reality, Mac or PC.

Leap motion technology can used in a variety of ways:

– use of leap motion for immersive virtual reality experiences for creating interaction with virtual objects just like in real world
– simulate a touch screen, so you can interact with any display as if it were touch-enabled
– sculpt 3D objects in augmented reality
– touch-free gesture based control of medical devices
– gaming and many more

With hundreds of applications designed for the Leap Motion Controller for VR and desktop already, the only limit is our imagination. The Leap Motion App Store is filled with lots of inspiring and creative use-cases of leap motion.