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CARMEL POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE

LEAP MOTION
SEMINAR REPORT

SUBMITTED BY, VINEETH S NO : 11030195

CARMEL POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE D3 ELECTRICAL

ALAPPUZHA This is to certify that this report entitled “LEAP MOTION” submitted here is an authentic record of the seminar done by VINEETH S (Reg No: 11030195) of D3 Electrical & Electronics under our guidance in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering under state board of Technical Education Kerala during the academic year 2013-2014. Lecturer in charge Head of Section Internal Examiner External Examiner 2 .

How does it work 5. Conclusion 3 . History of Leap Motion 3. Advantages of Leap Motion 7. Leap changing the world 8. What is Leap Motion 4. Features of Leap Motion 6.CONTENTS 1. Introduction to Leap Motion 2.

I express my sincere thanks to the seminar coordinator and the seminar guides Fr. they can never be forgotten. Tinu Scaria.Lizz Joseph for her whole hearted support for this seminar. and Fr. Vineeth S D3 Electrical Carmel Polytechnic College 4 . I express my sincere thanks to all my friends and well wishers along with my family for their corporation and moral support that has been given during the seminar work. A seminar in its entire means it can only be accomplished with the assistance of many people. Josekutty Chacko. I owe a great deal of gratitude towards Electrical and Electronics Head of Department Mrs. Mrs.ACKNOWLEDGEMENT First and foremost I thank Almighty for all the blessings on the successful completion of this seminar. Jacob Kurian for their encouragement and support throughout my preparations. I show my sincere gratitude to all those who contributed in this seminar work.

giving users the ability to control what's on their computers with hundredth of millimeter accuracy and introducing touch-free gestures like pinch-to. Leap Motion has. We can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements . Through this new technology we can say good bye to Mouse & Keyboard. as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touch screen.touch free motion sensing & motion control software that’s alike anything that currently exist on the market.zoom. 5 . using a patented mathematical approach to 3D. leapfrogged the state of the art in this young field.INTRODUCTION Leap motion : It is a breakthrough in computer interaction. Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with our computers It’s more accurate than a mouse. well.

there's a problem with creating and manipulating 3D models using a mouse and keyboard --it's a needlessly complicated operation involving clicks and drop down menus. Leap’s focus is all about up-close-and-personal interactivity and 6 ." After four years of research and many iterations of hardware.55 million in funding. during which time founders Michael Buchwald and David Holz raised $14. The idea to do so came during his days when acquiring a PhD in mathematics from UNC and while working in fluid mechanics. Holz told about the genesis of his idea to create a better way for humans to interact with their computational devices.HISTORY OF LEAP MOTION Leap Motion is a 3D controller that made its public debut this week. The Leap Motion is a motion control interface designed for use with existing computers. and in demo videos the device calls to mind natural. Its motion control that doesn’t look gimmicky or full of compromises and CEO and founder Buchwald told Beta Kit in an interview that in terms of underlying technology. the Leap was finally finished. You see. sci-fi interfaces like the one found in the Tom Cruise blockbuster Minority Report. after two years of work on device. Leap is heads and tails above most of what’s out there. Holz wanted a way to make "molding virtual clay as easy as molding clay in the real world. Unlike other motion-control options like Microsoft’s Kinect. Before diving into the more technical details of the device he created.

7 . emulating jumping up and down on a river raft. In terms of being a practical tool people can use for daily productivity tasks. specific movements. instead of having to stand far back and be overly gestural and demonstrative in order to have tracking sensors pick up their movements. instead of. say. That means people can interact with their computers in a much more natural way.delineating subtle. that provides a very marked advantage.

to-zoom to be used in 3D. Alone with a flick of your pinky or wave of the hand the device is designed to detect small item like pencil. Operationally. The Leap is designed to sit right in front of your monitor or laptop and sense movements with startling accuracy. From a design stand point. though as with many products this might take a while.touch-free sensor space. the Leap is a small silver rectangle with a sensor pointing upwards hidden behind a panel of black plastic. 8 . both windows and OSX will be supported from the outset with the FAQ hinting at eventual Linux support. chopstick and allowed for gestures like pinch. the Leap looks like something Apple might have come up with.What is leap motion? Physically.

Using a USB connection.How does it work? Leap Motion." Leap Motion chief executive officer and co-founder Michael Buchwald said in a press release. cars and refrigerators. Currently. that day is coming sooner than anyone expected. like molding a piece of clay or creating a 3D model. a San Francisco-based motion-control software and hardware company. The controls are similar to using a touch screen computer in the air." 9 . One day 3D motion control will be in just about every device we interact with. However. Kinect is not accurate enough to track handwriting. our core software is versatile enough to be embedded in a wide range of devices. including smart phones. "It was this gap between what's easy in the real world but very complicated to do digitally. that inspired us to create the Leap and fundamentally change how people work with their computers. and thanks to the Leap. tablets. Microsoft Kinect is the biggest player in the 3D motion-control technology. Leap Motion says the Leap is 200 times more sensitive than existing technologies. unveiled a new way to control computers. "In addition to the Leap for computers. But what's more impressive is the accuracy that the Leap can measure. the device creates four cubic feet of space to interact with a computer.

Interact with.The Leap retails for $69. The device began shipping worldwide. to revolutionize the way humans interact to the computers. 10 . that day is coming sooner than anyone expected.99 and is available now. and thanks to the Leap.

including fast-twitch first-person shooters.Features of leap motion  Basic computing tasks like navigating an operating system or browsing through Web pages  Precise virtual drawing in 2-D and 3-D Signing a digital document by writing in air Navigating large-scale 3-D data visualization systems Creating and manipulating 3-D models like houses and cars Playing computer games.     11 .

 The leap motion will not hold potential for creative types but will be extremely helpful for professional who work with 3D images such as scientist examining molecular or energy experts studying oil exploration maps.  An added advantage is that it is portable so we can use it anywhere at any situation. Imagine being able to mould and create design in your hands and it to appear on the computer screen.Advantages of leap motion  The tiny oblong device may look like any old USB stick but in actual fact it contains the power to change how we interact with computers for ever.  The leap motion offers a lot of potential to many professions particularly the creative kind. 12 .

LEAP CHANGING THE WORLD Two or three hundred thousand lines of code later. and even handheld items like pencils. And we went a step further. 13 . It’s able to distinguish thumbs from fingers. You will be able to create custom gestures that fit how you want to use your computer. This allows users to interact like never before. You can even network more than one Leap device. we’ve figured out how to use the Leap to create an interaction space around your computer. using only natural movements. in 3D. to create even larger interaction areas.

PRESENT TECHNOLOGIES AND COMPARISON 14 .

motion sensing technology and the sensible price point means we won’t need to a finished artist CEO or stinkish rich to get us hands on one. then it will require some clever integration into the software we use on a daily basis. 15 . The potential and many applications here are truly exciting but if the device really is going to be the revolution.Conclusion The leap represents a significant step forward for lough free. In UI control that leap motion look like.