Motion Control Is Awesome for Surgeons (Or Anyone with Bloody Hands)

By Eric Limer on at

High fidelity motion control is awesome, but for most of us it's not quite essential. For surgeons and murders(?) though, a motion-controlled interface like this one could be super useful.

Making use of the awesome Leap Motion, Scopis Medical has developed the first hands-off surgical navigation system for use in the operating rooms of the future. The system has a standard mouse-emulation mode for point and clicking, as well as a 3D gesture system for manipulating images like CT scans and MRIs.

If there's anywhere where a full-on Minority Report interface makes sense, it's in instances like this where the user really really shouldn't be touching anything with their filthy-but-life-saving hands. Not having to touch anything with your cheetos-eating hands will be a close second though. [Scopis]