DexType and Leap Motion combine for gesture-based typing
DexType will work on any device that can run the Chrome browser and support the Leap Motion system
The user interface has a grid along the bottom that represents a linear arrangement of a QWERTY keyboard
Separate layout screens are included for numbers and symbols, or a user can draw what's needed in the air and DexType will convert it to an onscreen character
DexType for Android is due to appear by late August
The news release announcing the availability of the Leap Motion controller and supporting software isn't even cold yet, and the first applications that make use of its gesture recognition capabilities are already making a break for freedom. Asetniop creator Zack Dennis has joined the fray with an alternative to the physical keyboard he's calling DexType. Essentially a Google Chrome browser plugin, the Dex-typist uses mid-air point and poke gestures to select characters from a strip at the bottom of the screen.
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