HP to Embed Leap Motion's Gesture Control Technology
HP joins a growing list of OEMs who will be embedding Leap Motion's highly anticipated gesture control technology.
The MIT Technology Review describes the Leap Motion's 3D motion-sensing controller as "the most important new technology since the smartphone." The team can now add HP to a growing list of companies that plan to integrate its technology into their products.
HP intends to bundle Leap’s controller with “select HP personal computers” and intends to go one step further by creating “unique devices embedded with Leap’s technology.” Though no information as to what this will entail is available yet, HP’s Ron Coughlin, senior vice president of consumer PCs, noted the product’s ability to take “customers to the next level when creating and interacting with digital content,” which may indicate that the company is working on some peripherals for digital artists.
The Leap Motion controller is reportedly able to detect motions as small as 0.01 millimeters from all ten fingers at up to 290 frames per second and is expected to arrive with a retail cost of $79. A demonstration of the controller in action is available below.