Jessica Schneck Elisa Sturm
AirEdit is an extension for editing text with the help of leap motion. We created a small text editing application in combination with the leap motion controller which allows to format text quite simply while writing and afterwards.
At first glance, the application works like a normal text editor. With the help of different gestures of the right hand it is possible to style your text in bold, italics, underlined, as a list and as a headline, without having to click buttons on a tool bar, thus interrupting the flow of writing. All styles can be reset with a simple swipe gesture. Additionally, a marker finger with the left hand is implemented, with which the user can mark certain text passages and style it afterwards. Visual feedback is provided in form of icons which show the selected style. Furthermore, the user can see the position of his fingers as recognized by the leap motion.
Gestural interaction Text processing