Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F.


The Leap Motion controller is a device that reads the precise position of a person’s hands in the space above it. The purpose of this project is to create a prototype of an application that uses the Leap Motion controller to create and run a presentation. The hand and gesture recognition of the Leap Motion device facilitates an intuitive application that enables presenters to interact less with their computer and more with their audience. The application is written in Java 8, and is heavily based on the JavaFX graphics library. While there remain imperfections in the application, the application is a working prototype that demonstrates the strengths of gesture-based presentation software and demonstrates how an existing software task can be enhanced with new technology.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science