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This is the TypeScript framework for working with Leap Motion.

Leap Motion is a motion-control software and hardware company developing the world's most powerful and sensitive 3D motion-control and motion-sensing technology.

leapmotion.com

TypeScript is a free and open source programming language developed by Microsoft. TypeScript adds optional types, classes, interfaces and modules to JavaScript. TypeScript supports tools for large-scale JavaScript applications for any browser, for any host, on any OS. TypeScript compiles to readable, standards-based JavaScript.

typescriptlang.org

Quick start

Clone the repo, git clone git://github.com/logotype/LeapMotionTS.git.

Import the library and create an instance of the Controller class. What you'll get from the LEAPMOTION_FRAME handler is a Frame instance, with strongly typed properties such as Hands, Pointables, Direction, Gestures and more:

    import Leap = require('../LeapMotionTS');
    var controller:Leap.Controller = new Leap.Controller();
    controller.addEventListener(Leap.LeapEvent.LEAPMOTION_CONNECTED, (event:Leap.LeapEvent) => {
        controller.enableGesture(Leap.Type.TYPE_CIRCLE, true);
        controller.enableGesture(Leap.Type.TYPE_SWIPE, true);
        controller.enableGesture(Leap.Type.TYPE_SCREEN_TAP, true);
        controller.enableGesture(Leap.Type.TYPE_KEY_TAP, true);
    });
    controller.addEventListener(Leap.LeapEvent.LEAPMOTION_FRAME, (event:Leap.LeapEvent) => {
        var frame:Leap.Frame = event.frame;
        console.log("Frame id:" + frame.id + ", timestamp:" + frame.timestamp + ", hands:" + frame.hands.length + ", fingers:" + frame.fingers.length + ", tools:" + frame.tools.length + ", gestures:" + frame.gestures().length);

        if (frame.hands.length > 0) {
            // Get the first hand
            var hand:Leap.Hand = frame.hands[0];

            // Check if the hand has any fingers
            var fingers:Leap.Finger[] = hand.fingers;
            if (fingers.length > 0) {
                // Calculate the hand's average finger tip position
                var avgPos:Leap.Vector3 = Leap.Vector3.zero();
                for (var i:number = 0; i < fingers.length; i++)
                    avgPos = avgPos.plus((<Leap.Finger>fingers[i]).tipPosition);

                avgPos = avgPos.divide(fingers.length);
                console.log("Hand has " + fingers.length + " fingers, average finger tip position:" + avgPos);
            }

            // Get the hand's sphere radius and palm position
            console.log("Hand sphere radius:" + hand.sphereRadius + " mm, palm position:" + hand.palmPosition);

            // Get the hand's normal vector and direction
            var normal:Leap.Vector3 = hand.palmNormal;
            var direction:Leap.Vector3 = hand.direction;

            // Calculate the hand's pitch, roll, and yaw angles
            console.log("Hand pitch:" + Leap.LeapUtil.toDegrees(direction.pitch) + " degrees, " + "roll:" + Leap.LeapUtil.toDegrees(normal.roll) + " degrees, " + "yaw:" + Leap.LeapUtil.toDegrees(direction.yaw) + " degrees\n");
        }

        var gestures:Leap.Gesture[] = frame.gestures();
        for (var i:number = 0; i < gestures.length; i++) {
            var gesture:Leap.Gesture = gestures[i];

            switch (gesture.type) {
                case Leap.Type.TYPE_CIRCLE:
                    var circle:Leap.CircleGesture = <Leap.CircleGesture>gesture;

                    // Calculate clock direction using the angle between circle normal and pointable
                    var clockwiseness:string;
                    if (circle.pointable.direction.angleTo(circle.normal) <= Math.PI / 4) {
                        // Clockwise if angle is less than 90 degrees
                        clockwiseness = "clockwise";
                    } else {
                        clockwiseness = "counterclockwise";
                    }

                    // Calculate angle swept since last frame
                    var sweptAngle:number = 0;
                    if (circle.state != Leap.State.STATE_START) {
                        var previousGesture:Leap.Gesture = controller.frame(1).gesture(circle.id);
                        if (previousGesture.isValid()) {
                            var previousUpdate:Leap.CircleGesture = (<Leap.CircleGesture>controller.frame(1).gesture(circle.id));
                            sweptAngle = (circle.progress - previousUpdate.progress) * 2 * Math.PI;
                        }
                    }
                    console.log("Circle id:" + circle.id + ", " + circle.state + ", progress:" + circle.progress + ", radius:" + circle.radius + ", angle:" + Leap.LeapUtil.toDegrees(sweptAngle) + ", " + clockwiseness);
                    break;
                case Leap.Type.TYPE_SWIPE:
                    var swipe:Leap.SwipeGesture = <Leap.SwipeGesture>gesture;
                    console.log("Swipe id:" + swipe.id + ", " + swipe.state + ", position:" + swipe.position + ", direction:" + swipe.direction + ", speed:" + swipe.speed);
                    break;
                case Leap.Type.TYPE_SCREEN_TAP:
                    var screenTap:Leap.ScreenTapGesture = <Leap.ScreenTapGesture>gesture;
                    console.log("Screen Tap id:" + screenTap.id + ", " + screenTap.state + ", position:" + screenTap.position + ", direction:" + screenTap.direction);
                    break;
                case Leap.Type.TYPE_KEY_TAP:
                    var keyTap:Leap.KeyTapGesture = <Leap.KeyTapGesture>gesture;
                    console.log("Key Tap id:" + keyTap.id + ", " + keyTap.state + ", position:" + keyTap.position + ", direction:" + keyTap.direction);
                    break;
            }
        }
    });

Example output:

Frame id:1125277, timestamp:14800590398, hands:1, fingers:5, tools:0, gestures:5
Hand has 5 fingers, average finger tip position:[Vector3 x:4.767591999999996 y:129.5072 z:-28.39772]
Hand sphere radius:136.979 mm, palm position:[Vector3 x:19.067 y:127.976 z:42.0272]
Hand pitch:6.500235603666339 degrees, roll:6.0708401144239925 degrees, yaw:-9.621146044782972 degrees
Circle id:27, 2, progress:3.92605, radius:43.2705, angle:13.417199999999967, counterclockwise
Circle id:25, 2, progress:3.90497, radius:40.3004, angle:13.489199999999961, counterclockwise

Optionally, you can simply call controller.frame() e.g. in your main loop, or implement the Listener interface for callbacks.

Authors

Victor Norgren

Copyright and license

Copyright © 2015 logotype

Author: Victor Norgren

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