Why in-air gestures failed, and why they'll soon win
In 2010, Microsoft launched its Kinect product for Xbox 360 and Leap Motion was founded as a company.
For a while, Kinect for Xbox 360 was the fastest selling consumer electronics gadget of all time. And when Leap Motion introduced the Leap Motion controller, minds were blown by the demos.
The excitement around Kinect has fizzled, among both gamers and game developers. Microsoft recently boosted sales of the Xbox One by removing the requirement to also get Kinect. People aren't using it like they thought. Hardly anyone is using the hyped Kinect for Windows product.
And Leap Motion has completely failed in the market.
It sounds like a slow death for in-the-air gesture, but in fact the interface hasn't even started yet.
Here's why you're soon going to be using in-the-air gestures every day -- and loving it. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2599359/emerging-technology/why-in-air-gestures-failed-and-why-theyll-soon-win.html