Asus to offer motion controls for upcoming high-end computers

Asus has announced plans to include motion control capabilities in future notebook and all-in-one desktop computers. The company is using Leap Motion’s hardware and software solutions to allow 3D motion control.

Leap Motion

In other words, upcoming Asus computers won’t just let you use a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen to interact with software. You’ll also be able to wave your hands in the air or do other silly motions like you just don’t care.

The Leap Motion system can detect movements as slight as 1/100th of a millimeter and can track all 10 fingers of your hand at 290 frames per second.

Long story short, the system could be even more accurate than a keyboard and mouse or a video game controller — assuming you’ve got apps that can take advantage of the motion controls.

The computers will come with the the Leap Motion app store, which will make it easier to find software that takes advantage of the motion control system.

Leap Motion is also making a standalone unit that you’ll be able to pair with other computers. It’s available for pre-order for $69. But Asus is the first major PC maker to announce it will offer computers with the system baked in.

The video below shows Leap Motion in action on a non-Asus PC.

  • Guest008

    Laptops with touchscreens are just being launched, yet they’ll be obsolete in less than a year.

    This tech is fantastic because of its incredible precision, low cost, its ease to implement and to use.

    Tablets will still sell because they require less hardware (a smaller volume of material/real estate) to function and are, therefore, easier to use and transport. But touchscreen laptops are already a thing of the past (When Asus launch laptops embarking this tech I mean).

  • uno

    too good, too cheap, too many months on preorder, not a word on how you get 200x better than the rest….