Out with the keyboard and mouse

A revolutionary inexpensive gadget which will allow Windows and MAC users to control their computers through hand movement is expected to hit stores next February. Drew shares a video of the gadget in action and explains how it will change the way you compute.

Ever since watching Tom Cruise control his computer by hand gestures in the movie Minority Report, filmed over ten years ago, I have been waiting for hand gesture technology to hit the market. We have had small tastes of gesture technology with the Xbox Kinect software providing console gamers with camera recognition software which is reasonably accurate, but nothing else has delivered on what the Leap promises to.

While you won’t want to chuck out your keyboard and mouse straight away, the technology should advance to a point where facial and eye recognition will mean that the computer can sense where you are looking and replace the need for an overly large number of hand gestures that is required with the current system.

For the price of $70USD RRP, the Leap will be a massive advancement in technology. The one question I am left with after watching the video is, how sore will my arms be after two hours of use?

Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).