Leap Motion-enabled technology unveiled in upcoming HP laptops

/ 5 years ago



HP announced their next line of laptops and are trying to innovate through implementing Leap Motion technology, allowing users to control applications with the use of hand gestures.

Leap Motion has been thought of as an integrated sensor that comes embedded into computational systems rather than a peripheral gadget. It looks like HP took the initiative and will take the first step into embedding this technology. The HP Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition will be one of the laptops that can be controlled from afar with the help of hand gestures.

The embedding process is possible thanks to the startup crew from San Francisco who worked tirelessly for the past few months to reduce the size of the sensor, therefore being able to fit it into a laptop chassis.  The sensor is around 3.5mm high and is placed below the keyboard and to the right of an off-center trackpad.

The Envy HP 17 Leap Motion Special Edition will include 5 bundled games (Boom Ball, Jungle Jumper, Dropchord, Disney Sugar Rush and the HP-exclusive Jack Lumber) and HP will also offer a quick link to the Airspace Store, the store that hosts Leap Motion compatible applications. There are currently over 100 applications available in the store and the number is  growing.

Here is a preview of how the Leap Motion technology works:


HP has priced the Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition laptop at $1050 (around £655) and is set to hit the market on the 16th of October.

Thanks to Bit-Tech and Adevarul for providing us with the information.

Images and video courtesy of Adevarul.


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