Posted by: Nathan Miller
gesture, Kinect, Leap
May 22, 2012 |
Here comes a new challenger! Out of nowhere this motion controller seems to have stolen any thunder of both Kinect and Apple's potential iTV, perhaps primarily through being about hands only - Leap players won't get too exhausted! It will be really interesting to seek what people hack and do with the SDK when it happens... if Google or Apple don't buy them first! In their own words: "Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It's more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer...
Researchers at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Japan have created a prototype for a new type of camera called Ubi-Camera that lets you snap a photograph by creating a rectangle with your hands. Connect the device to your index finger and then form a rectangle with your fingers. Your finger rectangle works as a viewfinder for the camera, and photos are taken by pressing on the device firmly with your thumb.