If typing, tapping and clicking makes you feel stifled and limited in your interaction with your computer, then Leap Motion may pique your curiosity. Imagine futuristic technical capabilities that allow a user to move things around a screen and control everything like a conductor in an orchestra; with the skilful movement of their hands. Leap Motion provides a cutting edge motion controller that allows users to control their computers with simple hand and finger movements. Leap Motion's API makes some of this functionality available to be integrated into other applications or to create new ones.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Mapping and Location APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.