Courtesy Intuitive Surgical Inc.
With accuracy of up to .01 millimeters, a Leap Motion
device could enable doctors to perform precise surgical procedures by manipulating robotic arms. It could also allow them to treat patients remotely—particularly useful for soldiers in combat zones or astronauts in space. The ability to manipulate robotic arms precisely and at a distance could transform other detailed or remote mechanical work—for example, repairing a fighter jet on the other side of the world.