LEAP Motion Gesture Control
The Pod recently road tested a new and exciting innovation in gesture-based digital interactivity, developing a display which allows users to navigate, zoom and rotate 3-D digital models on a screen without any physical contact with the interface.
Utilising LEAP motion-capture technology, and coded using Unity, a multi-platform game engine, users are able to examine detailed 3-D models of WW1 weaponry, aircraft and vehicles without actually touching the screen or using a pointing device.
The LEAP motion sensor responds to specific hand gestures made by the user to control navigation. For example, making a fist stops any action from occurring, similar to lifting a computer mouse off the mousepad. Open hand swiping gestures allows navigation through the interactive, whilst two fingers pointed allows the user to press the “buttons” on the screen.
Watch it working here.