Leap Motion and HP come together for embedded 3D motion-control technology


When you have two names – Leap Motion as well as computer manufacturer HP team up, you know for sure that you are in for quite an adventure, and this assumption has proven right yet again. This particular deal between both companies is said to have been in development for over a year already, and it marks a significant step in delivering touch-free, intuitive computing to the masses. In a nutshell, this particular agreement will see the Leap Motion Controller come bundled with select HP personal computers later this summer, and will also eventually come to encompass a range of unique HP devices that are embedded with Leap Motion’s technology, although the folks over at HP are keeping mum about such HP devices at the moment.

Not only that, HP’s software, including Airspace which is their app store, will be pre-loaded on Leap Motion-integrated HP devices. The reason behind this move is to offer a tremendous opportunity for the developer community in order to make a mark by garnering an even larger global audience of users. Do bear in mind that this embedding deal is different from the one that Leap Motion announced with Asus, as that was a bundling deal in the past, and it signifies another significant endorsement of Leap Motion’s technology.

What Leap Motion wants to do is this – to deliver 3D motion-control technology to the world without burning a hole in your wallet, and to do so as long as there is a computer in the vicinity, which is why they decided to form a collaboration with the folks over at HP to maximize their chances of fulfilling such a vision.

Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald, said, “Our focus at Leap Motion is to fundamentally improve how people interact with their devices, and offer as many ways as possible to achieve that vision. The possibilities for innovation are incredible, when you think about what will come from this collaboration between two respected global leaders in their fields – HP, the world’s largest technology company and Leap Motion, creator of the world’s most powerful 3-D motion-control technology.”

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Dan Says: April 17, 2013 at 9:22 am

I’m curious of the other uses this device could be used for. I’m guessing some artistic drawings, but not accurate enough due to the distance from the screen. New types of games specifically made for the leap motion?

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