Gesture interface integration in computers
This year the first consumer grade computers will come to the market that are able to be controlled using gestures.
Asus will start shipping high end laptops and all-in-one-pc’s that are equipped with hardware and software from Leap Motion. This allows the computers to be controlled in a Kinect like way, using gestures and certain movements.
Leap Motion, the company behind the technology, already introduced the technique last year. Currently independent gesture interface kits from Leap Motion are able to be attached to pc’s and laptops, thus creating a gesture controlled interface for your computer.
Because of the new collaboration with Asus the gesture interface becomes directly available in new computer models. The Leap Motion hardware is currently available for 70 dollars.
Intel is also working on motion sensitive controls for computers. The chip maker announced it will be producing Ultrabooks that will also house gesture interface technology.