Leap Motion to bring 3-D motion control to HP devices

Leap Motion, the company that is destined to change the future of the way humans interact with computers, announced a collaboration with HP to bring 3-D motion control to unique HP devices. The relationship will start with the Leap Motion Controller bundled with select HP products and evolve to unique HP devices embedded with Leap Motion’s technology.

In the press release issued by Leap Motion on April 16, Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald said: “Our focus at Leap Motion is to fundamentally improve how people interact with their devices, and offer as many ways as possible to achieve that vision. The possibilities for innovation are incredible, when you think about what will come from this collaboration between two respected global leaders in their fields — HP, the world’s largest technology company and Leap Motion, creator of the world’s most powerful 3-D motion-control technology.”

Leap Motion-enabled HP devices will come pre-loaded with Airspace, Leap Motion’s application store. Inside Airspace, users will discover a wide range of software including gaming, music, education, art, productivity and more.

Who is Leap Motion?

In case you came here from another planet, Leap Motion is close to releasing a cigarette-box sized device that tracks and translates your hands’ movements in 3D space. The company’s reps say it provides the world’s most powerful and sensitive touch-free 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology.

Leap Motion’s proprietary technology, invented by co-founder David Holz, can track the movement of both hands and all 10 fingers with up to 1/100th millimeter accuracy and no visible latency. The Leap Motion Controller is a small USB device available for pre-order at $79.99. The Leap Motion technology can easily embed into other consumer and enterprise hardware. Leap Motion allows anyone to use natural movements to interact with their computer, browse the web or use motion-control applications found in Airspace.

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