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Leap Motion & the Disappearing User Interface

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Computing has made tremendous progress over the past two decades. However, to this day, users are presented a series of elements and choices for how to navigate a digital environment. This is predominantly driven by the need to interact with a physical object - be it a mouse, trackpad, keyboard, or glass panel - which in turn processes user inputs digitally to the computer. The ability to control our digital environments the same way we control our real environments is upon us. The physical tools that used to be the method of communication with our digital space have become limiting factors. We can remove them. And as a result, we can re-examine the legacy nature of the elements (menus, buttons, toolbars) we interact with in a digital space and ask: are they still necessary? At Leap Motion, we're providing the platform and tools for developers to start answering those questions. We are excited to begin this journey together.



David Holz Co-Founder Leap Motion

Jessica Lessin Senior Technology Reporter The Wall Street Journal

Michael Buckwald CEO & Co-Founder Leap Motion