Creative Collision Blog

Creative Collision Blog Cross-disciplinary Creativity

 

 

Behind Creative Collision

My photo

Designs architecture. Writer and blogger. Also a freelance architecture and fashion photographer.

 

 

Hand

Leap Motion innovative device

What is this tiny device that is hailed to be the next big thing in computing? It's the Leap Motion, a gadget designed to be a human interface tool (ie like a mouse helps you do stuff in the computer) but in 3D. Feels as if we are leaping from one dimension to the other in technology - the mouse has had a long slow evolution, touch screens are now growing rapidly and then now, something that seems to come from science fiction.


What's even better, and much more productive on a proactive creative front, is that they have a software developers kit (SDK) that allows those inclined to do so to explore the possibilities offered by this device. A new way of interacting with electronics has already started showing some great uses - controlling a quadrotor, for instance. That's right, fly a thing with the sensitive control of your own hand.

It'll be interesting to see where this ends up - we never really see a revolution coming. Who knew that touch screens would be so popular and easily worked into our electronic repertoire? 

2 comments:

  1. OMG FRUIT NINJA AND ANGRY BIRDS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's right, they managed to capture the attention of many smartphone users... well played Leap Motion, well played.

      Delete

Have something to say? Whether you like it or hate it, leave a comment.