The Leap Motion gesture add-on may still be a couple of months away from its launch but today, the company behind the PC add-on device, Leap Motion, released a new video showing how it can be used to interact with Windows 8.
The video, posted on YouTube, shows how the device, when hooked up to a PC, can allow a user to just move their fingers in the air to accomplish tasks such as scrolling through web pages, moving around Windows 8 Start screen titles, clicking on links and even drawing in art programs.
In a new post on the Leap Motion blog, the company stated:
With Leap Motion technology and Windows, you can do everything that’s possible with multi-touch inputs — without actually touching anything. This also means that existing applications in Windows 7 and 8 will respond to your natural hand and finger movements.
One week ago today, May 13th, was supposed to be the day people who pre-ordered the Leap were to receive their units. However a few weeks ago, Leap Motion decided to hold off on shipping the Leap device until July 22nd to do more testing. The plan now is to have some kind of beta test in June for its registered developers and a select number of people who pre-ordered the Leap. Those orders are still being taken for $79.99.
Source: Leap Motion