*GUI stands for Graphical User Interface
Leap Motion recently launched their flagship product. A small camera unit that tracks gestures. The vr community have jumped on this and begun to create menus that you can interact with using your hands.
Check out this video below of HOCgaming demonstrating a menu he spent 3 weeks creating.
Shall I burn my controller?
No. As much as this being very cool, if we want to interact with a virtual environment we will still need some sort of input device for spontaneous actions such as a steering wheel, or a controller to quickly sprint or jump.
In some instances, where we may use other peripherals that would leave us hands free, the Leap Motion device is ideal and something that will eventually be embedded into the headset or sold along side it. We can certainly see something like this being launched with products such as the VRONE heading to the market where we can use the camera on the phone to track these gestures.
We have seen similar results with current consumer products such as Microsofts Xbox Kinect. But this little box works in conjunction with your laptop or vr device straight out of the box, and is currently being played with by 100's of developers around the world.
So in the not to distant future, we may be navigating the vr internet simply with swipes and pushes, omitting remotes or controllers. Lets just hope it doesn't look like we're a bunch of mime artists.