by Anton Shilov
04/17/2013 | 08:17 PM
Hewlett-Packard, the world’s No. 1 maker of personal computers, and Leap Motion, a developer of innovative motion-sensing technology for PCs, this week announced a collaboration to bring 3D motion control to unique HP devices. The relationship will start with the Leap Motion controller bundled with select HP products and evolve to unique HP devices embedded with Leap Motion’s technology.
“Customers want to go to the next level when creating and interacting with digital content. Leap Motion’s groundbreaking 3D motion control combined with HP technology and amazing developer apps will create incredible user experiences,” said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president and general manager of consumer PCs at HP.
Leap Motion's technology – which relies on a special receiver hardware and custom software – can track movements to 1/100th millimeter with no visible lag time. The Leap Motion controller has a 150-degree field of view, and tracks individual hands and all 10 fingers at 290 frames per second.
Leap Motion-enabled HP devices will come pre-loaded with Airspace, Leap Motion’s application store. Inside Airspace, users will discover a wide range of software across gaming, music, education, art, productivity and more.
Earlier this year Leap Motion announced collaboration with Asustek Computer, which plans to integrate motion-sensing capabilities into its premium notebooks based on Intel Core i-series “Haswell” microprocessors later this year.
“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 3D motion-control technology,” said Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald.
LeapMotion.com continues accepting U.S. and international pre-orders on the controller, at the launch price of $79.99 plus shipping, tax and duties where applicable.
The Leap Motion Controller will support operating system interactions with Windows 7 and 8, and Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8. The Leap Motion Controller will also come with access to Airspace application store.