With the innovation of Microsoft’s “Kinect”, the realm of possibilities seems endless. Though the Kinect system was ground breaking, the controls were somewhat primitive. Before it’s release, it was stated that finger recognition was one of many features provided by the system, but that seemed too big of a task for Microsoft. Well, it seems a start-up company called “Leap Motion” has unlocked the ability of hands-free control with individual finger recognition. The system will be released early next year and is projected to run about 70 bones.
With this inovation we are moving closer and closer to a reality much like the movie “The Minority Report.” Yes we have already started watching tv and playing video games with hands free systems, but soon there will be no use for typing. Not sure if that’s a good thing?