Enter no-touch computing

Enter no-touch computing

The buzz now is about touch computing but in a couple of years, consumers will be able to use motion gestures to navigate and access functions on computers.

Whatever you did with keyboards, mice and touch screens to take charge of your PC will be possible with just a wave, swipe, grab or poke motion.

Touchless control or the ability to contol your laptop with your eyes or your hands is not far off as PC manufacturers are already testing aspects of this technology.

Leap Motion, a company that manufactures and markets a hardware sensor device that supports hand and finger motions as input, has entered into partnerships with PC makers Asus and HP to embed its technology into their computers.

In September, HP rolled out its first laptop with Leap Motion technology, the HP ENVY17 Leap Motion Special Edition Notebook.

It has the Leap Motion micro sensor technology embedded below the keyboard allowing easy 3D control for apps such as gaming, making music and education.

Cameras and infrared LEDs are the key components of this micro sensor which is capable of tracking motion from fingers. As it's small, only 3.5mm in height, and simple, the device has the potential to be embedded in a wide variety of devices.=

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