Ten years ago sci-fi movie Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise, showed a mesmerizing new way of controlling software interfaces – by waving your hands and making gestures in the air in front of the monitor (a giant monitor wall in the case of the movie). Kinect has made a home gaming system that commanding your run-of-the mill Windows or Mac OS computer with similar hand gestures in the air.
This USB gizmo, made by a company called Leap Motion, that promises to enable just that – and it is just $70. They have got a great video to prove their point. Let’s hope that the real product delivers on the promises.