Battelle launches hand geometry authentication app for Leap Motion 3D

July 24, 2013 - 

Battelle has launched a new user authentication app for the Leap Motion 3D controller that relies on biometric hand geometry.

Called “Batelle SignWave Unlock,” users wave their hands over the Leap Motion controller and once geometry is recognized, authentication is performed.

“These are exciting times for the Cyber Innovations business as this app represents the first of a number of innovative products that will be launched in the months ahead,” Lisa McCauley, General Manager of Battelle’s Cyber Innovations business said.

The company points to potential uses in surgery, military and automobile customization down the road.

The Leap Motion controller – which launched only two days ago — is a USB peripheral that lets users pinch, grab and move objects by moving their hand over the controller. Batelle’s new app is available in the Leap Motion Airspace app store.

According to a new market research report, the total market value of touchless sensing and gesture recognition market is expected to reach $15.02 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 34.94 percent from 2013-2018.

The Biometrics Research Group anticipates that gesture controllers will play a large and continual role in consumer and enterprise applications. 

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