You might have heard of the The Leap Motion Controller, which is a tiny and cheap device to enable gesture-based input to a PC or Mac. While Leap calls itself a “gesture-based” controller, it is even better. You can get detailed x/y/z coordinates of the hands, fingers and pointables that the device detects. The SDKs that Leap offers already convert this into some key gestures like the swipe and circle gestures, but you are free to work directly with the underlying x/y/z coordinates if you want.
I’ve also captured a video which shows our current explorations.
At this point, we’re looking for feedback and ideas. What could you imagine when it comes to product catalog management or other parts of a commerce system? Would you say there is room for customer-facing ideas that involve the Leap Motion Controller? Please let us know – either via comments on the blog post or via our hybris Google+ Community.