A look inside Leap Motion, the 3D gesture control that's like Kinect on steroids.
Daniel Steeves stashed this in techishiguess
The Slate is already defunct and obsolete beside this !!
Even if you've seen the Leap Motion before, this is a demo you've got to watch
via The Most Important New Technology Since the Smart Phone Arrives December 2012 - Technology Review
and here for a look inside!
This is freaking sweet!
The Leap uses a number of camera sensors to map out a workspace of sorts — it's a 3D space in which you operate as you normally would, with almost none of the Kinect's angle and distance restrictions. Currently the Leap uses VGA camera sensors, and the workspace is about three cubic feet; Holz told us that bigger, better sensors are the only thing required to make that number more like thirty feet, or three hundred. Leap's device tracks all movement inside its force field, and is remarkably accurate, down to 0.01mm. It tracks your fingers individually, and knows the difference between your fingers and the pencil you're holding between two of them.
Can't wait to start using one...