The Leap Motion Controller senses how you naturally move your hands and lets you use your computer in a whole new way. Point, wave, reach, grab. Pick something up and move it. Do things you never dreamed possible.All that wide open space between you and your Computer.The Leap Motion Controller tracks all 10 fingers up to 1/100th of a millimeter. It's dramatically more sensitive than existing motion control technology. That's how you can draw or paint mini masterpieces inside a one-inch cube.The Leap Motion Controller can track your movements at a rate of over 200 frames per second. That’s how the action on your screen keeps up with your every move.The Leap Motion's object and motion detection system works by using three infrared LEDs to cast a dot pattern extending above and around it. This is then monitored by two infrared cameras on the unit, which can capture 300 frames per second to keep up with fast, fine movements. All the processing of this data is handled by a driver installed on your PC.
The controller's sensors watch a roughly hemispherical area of around 135 degrees above it. Because it's small, it's rather sensitive to how it's positioned. When it came to fine movement, we got the best results with the Leap Motion positioned just in front of our keyboard on a desk that was low enough for us to comfortably prop our elbows on, although a handful of apps required a bit more room to move.