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HP embeds Leap Motion gesture control tech in 11 computers

Hewlett-Packard was the first manufacturer to incorporate Leap Motion's technology directly into a computer. Now the company has added a wide variety of new machines to the mix.

HP is embedding Leap Motion technology into 11 new machines, including a number with stand-alone keyboards.
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Leap Motion announced Thursday that Hewlett-Packard is embedding its gesture control technology in 11 new computers.

In a blog post, Leap Motion -- which developed a system designed to enable users to control their computers with hand gestures alone, with accuracy down to a hundredth of a millimeter -- said that HP is integrating its technology into 11 desktop and all-in-one machines.

In September, HP said it was incorporating Leap Motion's tech into the Envy 17 laptop, making it the first manufacturer to build the system directly into a computer. This time around, however, HP is embedding the system into stand-alone keyboards, as well as into laptops. All told, the Leap Motion system will be included in eight HP desktop all-in-one machines, and three new desktop PCs.

For its part, San Francisco-based Leap Motion said integration with computers like those from HP is just the beginning. "In the future, motion control will become a part of everyday life," the company said in its blog post, "with motion-control technology embedded in a wide variety of devices -- including tablets, smartphones, interactive kiosks, and head-mounted displays."

The company did not elaborate, however, on when such integrations would take place, or which partners it will work with to bring them to reality.