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"Leap Motion": high res 3D motion detection

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Bob Engelhardt, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. TTman

    TTman Guest

    Could be a big hit once they start delivering in volume...
     

  2. Pretty nice item... Thanks.
     
  3. AnimalMagic

    AnimalMagic Guest


    I'll bet you could easily write a "Theramin App" for that.

    And considering the resolution, it would be quite precise.

    I have "pad" apps for my iPad from Moog and Akai and other big names.

    Really nice synth apps. The "pads' are similar in operation to the
    theramin, only 2-D.
     
  4. JW

    JW Guest

    At the bottom of the page:
    * The Leap Motion controller works with Leap-enabled software only.
    Functionality may vary depending on software.

    How useful it becomes depends on how widely accepted it is, though.
     
  5. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    Its just another Kinect but optimised to recognize fingers. IOW it is
    a simple infrared webcam. The heavy lifting is probably done by the
    host CPU.
     
  6. Jon Kirwan

    Jon Kirwan Guest

    I wonder if the monitor's light is a requirement for it to
    operate.

    Jon
     
  7. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    Not so much to add touch screen, maybe us$ 0.40 at assembly time. Maybe
    us$ 10 at retail.

    Volume baby, volume, > 1E7/year.

    ?-)
     
  8. Guest

    The case appears to be a hard IR-bandpass filter, making that
    unlikely.

    There are some really interesting ideas here about lensless optics:

    https://forums.leapmotion.com/archive/index.php/t-55.html

    which lead to addt'l interesting topics. Point being that a lens sums/
    redirects many source rays onto one point on the imaging array. That
    destroys position information. If you don't do that, you can compute
    position from the image, re-focus after the fact, etc. Neat stuff.
     
  9. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    It may not actually be that low, but the volume is at least that high.
    Every bloody smart phone and tablet; and a bit more.

    ?-)
     
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