Clear + Leap Motion: A Clear Leap Forward?

RealMac Software posted a demo video showing how their Clear app for Mac might work with the Leap Motion controller.

clear for mac and iphone

Leap Motion provides a sensor that allows you to interact with your computer through simple hand gestures. It’s the interface idea made famous in the movie Minority Report and builds on the camera tracking techniques used for XBox Kinect. Simple swiping and pointing allow you to interact and make changes on your computer. What could be cooler than that?!?

clear_swipe

Now, RealMac has begun work to support the Leap Motion controller in their list app, Clear. This app has already gained a lot of attention by simplifying the list app down to its essence and by presenting it in an intuitive app with a Flat, minimalist look-and-feel. The app lets you mark to-do items as done by simply swiping. You can stretch a point in the list to create a new item. There is almost no visible interface since it is mostly gesture driven.
I highly recommend checking out the video and check out the Clear app also if you haven’t already. You’ll be glad you did.
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Posted on February 27, 2013, in Experience Design, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Interesting. I’ll have to try it to say for sure. A problem I always have with Kinect is its lack of tactile feedback. I know it’s too much to ask, but without tangible feedback, when I was using Kinect, I always have a feeling of ‘hanging in the air’ and fear that I might over-scroll to the wrong item etc., it’s uncomfortable experience.
    Speaking of which, if Microsoft build Kinect feature into Windows 8, it would be such a killer feature!

    • Thanks for commenting. I must point out that you don’t get usually get tactile feedback from a touchscreen, a trackpad, a mouse, or most other input options. I think the biggest problem for me with Kinect is the lag. Even a slight lag throws off the feedback loop between your hand position and the reaction on the screen. Also, there’s a lot of hacker activity around the Kinect with the PC, but I haven’t explored that too much.

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