Leap Motion is one of the more interesting products to come out in the past couple years. If you have never heard of Leap before, it is a new take on the computer user interface, essentially replacing – or really working in tandem with – the mouse. The Leap Motion Controller device itself is a motion sensor that allows you to control your computer with hand gestures, without having to physically touch anything.
The Leap Motion Controller senses how you move your hands, the way you move them naturally. So you can point, wave, reach, and grab. Even pick something up and put it down.
The Leap Motion Controller is currently available all over the internet, and in all Best Buy stores for $79.99.
We had a chance to swing by the Leap Motion booth at SXSXEdu. You may be asking, what is the company doing at an education conference? Well, as the rep expanded on in the below video, there are a ton of educational uses for the device. Firstly, there is a massive Leap Motion developer community. This community has already built a huge number of applications that focus on science, history, math, among other subjects. Further, as there is a robust SDK for the controller that supports many different languages, computer science instructors can easily work Leap into their curriculum. Anyhow, take a look at our short interview with the Leap Motion rep at SXSXEdu: