Earlier this week at the GMIC Beijing, TechNode managed to catch up with CEO of Leap Motion, Michael Buckwald, for a chat about the Leap Motion Controller and the company’s future plans.

The Leap Motion Controller, launched in July 2013, allows you to interact with your PC via motion detection of your hands and fingers – somewhat similar to the Kinect, but for your computer. Currently, Leap Motion claims that they are the only company in the world with the technology to track hand and finger motions, with accuracy up to 1/100th of a millimeter.

According to Buckwald, 50 percent of the sales for the Leap Motion Controller is outside of the US, with China being one of the top 5 countries when it comes to sales of the controller. While Chinese customers are able to purchase the device off its website, the Leap Motion Controller is currently not yet in retail in China, although Buckwald has stated that Leap Motion is looking for Chinese distributors, such as JD.com, to sell the device in China.

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Zen is a tech journalist with a fondness for tech gadgets and pandas. She is also a full-time grad student studying business journalism at Tsinghua University, and often spends much time dreaming about...