The folks at Thalmic labs are doing gesture based controls their own way. This is much different from Leap, but very, very interesting. I like the concept better than some of the alternatives for a couple of reasons:
- You can see when someone is actually controlling something. The armband is a great visual cue that someone is interacting with something.
- Measuring electrical impulses or muscle response seems to be a much easier problem to solve than tracking appendages and interpreting movement.
Take a look at the video for MYO on the main page, and the behind the scenes if you’re interested in seeing more. Very cool.