The Leap is a new 3D input motion controller in a similar vein to the Kinect, but with apparently about 200x the resolution – how amazing is that?
To quote the Leap people:
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 in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
I’ve applied for a free dev-kit, so fingers-crossed! Worst case though, the sensor’s only meant to be around the $70 mark when they come out.
Would so love to work with this tech for my Ph.D research… looks like it solves a lot of problems right off the bat. Awesome!