Leap Motion is a motion sensing device that seeks to drastically change the way that we interact with computers. Mainly targeted at the inconveniences of 3D modeling it is bound to make waves in other spheres of computing.

While similar in concept with the Kinect it is meant to have a smaller but much more precise area of motion detection. It is guided by the principle that molding virtual clay should be as easy as molding clay in the real world.

"A new way to talk with the computer"

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Leap Motion is a motion sensing device that seeks to drastically change the way that we interact with computers. Mainly targeted at the inconveniences of 3D modeling it is bound to make waves in other spheres of computing. While similar in concept with the Kinect it is meant to have a smaller but much more precise area of motion detection. It is guided by the principle that molding virtual clay should be as easy as molding clay in the real world.

Something like this seems borderline science-fiction as it is, but this is only the beginning. The mind is simply flooded by the new prospects and possibilities in all aspects of computer use. As days come and go more of our daily life becomes infused with technological marvels starting with the stove and continuing through the smartphone. With many bringing new ways for humans to interact with them. Many of these gadgets in turn are slowly but surely gravitating towards one another in shape and function like parts of that T-1000 towards the end of Terminator 2. Smartphones, tablets and iPods are already nearly indistinguishable and with each day they come closer to laptops in power and practicality. With all of this in mind it is not too hard to imagine a future with a unified super-gadget controlled by intuitive and precise motion controls.


However today keyboard and mouse still remain at the core of human-computer interaction. Touchscreen has become quite popular on smart phones and other handhelds, but never quite caught on in the computer world. The same can be said about voice controls such as Siri and Chrome Voice search. It still remains to be seen whether Leap Motion will live up to it's pomp and be the next "leap" in the computer world. Nonetheless it is still progress and progress is most excellent.

Leap Motion already partnered up with a couple of hardware manufacturers who plan to integrate the technology into their devices later in the year. Thousands more of the devices have been sent to developers interested in creating applications for the device.

We at d-Studio are also developing our beloved product, Join It - Jigsaw Puzzle, to work with the device. Leap Motion stands to launch in July of 2013.

by Dmytro Bilkun