I'm new to this scene.
Just bought the Leap Motion.
I'm trying to develop a prototype for what would be a gesture-based light switch.
Since most light switches are mounted vertically (on/into a wall) I would like to mount it vertically and facing towards the inside of a room.
But from what I gather there are some limitations:
- It's doesn't track points/ tip of my finger.
- It's infra red LEDs face interference from external light sources, e.g. a window.
This makes me think that facing it vertically, in a room, to act as a switch would be extremely unreliable. Because of light interference and the finger pointing issues.
I'm now also thinking that even if this wall switch had the leap motion facing upwards, the light interference from nearby windows might throw it all our of wack as well.
Can you please let me know your thoughts? And also if you think there are different depth sensors that might be more applicable for my needs?
Still interested to develop some stuff for the Leap, but yeah need to know the technical feasibility.