Leap 3D vs Microsoft Kinect | motion control devices
Leap Motion Leap 3D: accurate motion control device.
California based startup company Leap Motion currently accepting pre-orders for the motion control device Leap 3D. According to the specification device is capable of catching virtually any movement with the high positioning accuracy. Leap 3D providing to customers the better way of interacting with computers similar to the one offered by Microsoft Kinect Xbox controller.
Up to a hundredth of a millimeter positioning accuracy provided by Leap 3D is 200 times better than Microsoft Kinect. In addition device is at least 2 times cheaper and cost around $70. Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox cost is around $150 and for PC is around $250. Leap Motion expects start of shipping of Leap 3D in December 2012 or January 2013.
Leap Motion spent more than 4 years on developing a new technology.The company is planning on hiring more staff and engaging more companies in development of related applications by providing development packages for free. Device expected to run on Windows 7, 8 and Mac OS X.
Leap 3D is a compact USB-receiver with sensors and cameras. The device virtually creates three-dimensional space controlled by sensors and monitor the position of any small objects in that space in real time. The high accuracy has been achieved by introducing of complex mathematical models and algorithms rather than relying on hardware capabilities. The gadget looks like an ordinary portable hard drive. Leap 3D could be used for exploring web sites, playing games, drawing and sizing of maps and similar activities.
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