Term of Award

Summer 2020

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Committee Chair

Minchul Shin

Committee Member 1

Jung Choi

Committee Member 2

Jinki Kim


An examination of the communication interface speeds between the Leap Motion Controller and an Arduino microcontroller to measure throughput metrics. The created data was compared against the measured hardware limits recorded by the manufacturer. This process was undertaken to assess the limitations of these devices using Python for one, two, and mixed handed operations interface. To perform these tests, a script was developed to provide selectable levels of text based user feedback and log the exchanges between the devices. The data from the log files was made to be dynamically extracted, and processed for statistics on program completion. The extracted and generated data was stored in a new CSV file, and the results were graphed and saved. The findings from these endeavors further support the applications in one handed use cases, and indicate that more investigation is needed in newer languages on faster hardware in order to truly assess the full potential of the Leap Motion Controller.

Research Data and Supplementary Material