Minority Report For Real

06-LeapMotion-Desktop Minority Report style computer interface is finally here and will be shipping to homes May 13th. For only $80 users can buy the Leap Motion Controller and have a hands free experience on their computer. “Leap Motion takes the 8 cubic-feet of airspace in front of your computer and turns it into a motion-aware control center capable of recognizing gestures, your hands and even every single one of your 10 digits. ” The company claims that Leap Motion, at 290 frames per second, is 200 times more sensitive than existing motion-control technology like Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360. It connects via USB port to your computer and is the size of credit card holder. It will be compatible with Mac OS 10.7, 10.8 and Windows 7 and 8.

Developers are, according to Leap Motion, currently working on applications that take advantage of the desktop motion-control system. Among them are Autodesk, Corel, Disney Interactive (Wreck-It Ralph: Sugar Rush Speedway racing game); a Weather Channel app; and ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope.