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Published on April 24th, 2013 | by Alana Zaret

Fly Around Google Earth With Leap Motion

Leap Motion is a hands free 3D gesture control technology that allows you to use your computer with out having to touch a mouse. You can point, grab, wave, and do even more within the 8 feet of space the tiny device can detect. In the video below you can see the technology  integrated with Google Maps 7.1 allowing users to “fly” through a digital representation of our planet just by motioning their hands.

Still in a development phase the Leap Motion is being is being adapted to work with a variety of applications before it ships.  The company has  partnered up with Best Buy for exclusive distrobution, and announced deals to bundle/embed its technology into HP and Asus devices.  Pre-Orders began this past February for $79.99, and they should begin shipping Leap Motion next month.



 

Link – Leap Motion

Link – CNET

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