For those who have attended South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) at Texas, if you happened to chance upon the Leap Motion team, you would have more or less been given the opportunity to give the upcoming gesture-based controller a go. Those who have tried it have definitely walked away with nothing but bouquets, after all, it was a chance to experience the technology for themselves and use it with existing apps.
Vice President of Product Marketing Michael Zagorsek did hold a short demonstration of a 3D visualizer which allowed developers to understand the controller’s capabilities, followed by giving Fruit Ninja a go with a chopstick (a cleaver would have been the better choice, albeit a more dangerous one), while creatively using the controller to sculpt a “piece” of digital clay too, now how about that? Leap Motion has big plans for their product, with shipping commencing to pre-order customers this May 13th, while stores will sell them slightly more than a week later. Just how much “unlearning” will one have to do with Leap Motion’s innovation?