I loved the idea of controlling a personal computer by waving my hands — until I tried it. After a few days with Leap Motion, a new device that turns gestures into digital commands, I came away with sore arms and a new respect for the computer mouse.
The Leap Motion gesture detection system is a sleek and sophisticated device. But it works with only a limited set of software, and even then, not very well. I’m sure it will get better as developers enhance the software, but so what? The very capable engineers at Leap Motion have created a solution to a problem that nobody’s got. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Hiawatha Bray can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.