A deal has been signed between the Motion control Leap Motion and HP computers, relating to the integration of Leap Motion with HP products. The new technology will allow the controller to accurately detect the movement of ten fingers at once and will also allow for intricate gesture-based controls.
In the initial stages, the product will be aimed at consumers who use the device for gaming and entertainment. Andy Miller, the president of the firm, said that they will soon announce partnerships with car and medical industries. Miller said, “Leap Motion is not a toy. It’ll take some time – everything that people use on computers has been written for the mouse and keyboard for the last 20 years, but I think people will see that the software written for the Leap is intuitive and people will want to interact that way.”
However, the device is similar to that of Microsoft’s Kinect gaming peripheral, which has been made for use at close range and for the detection of intricate movements. Miller went on to say that HP PCs will now have hardware built in and this will be available by summer. The software for the device will be available in a dedicated app store