ManoMotion Provides Hand Gesture Control For ARKit Apps

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The latest, from Sweedish developer ManoMotion , is an additional SDK that allows developers to integrate hand gesture controls into their AR apps quickly. It recognizes a variety of gestures including swipes, clicking, tapping, grabbing, and releasing.

EyeSight, VicoVR to bring gesture control to mobile-based VR

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A startup that allows a smartphone’s own camera to be used to track hand gestures has received a $20 million investment. Chinese technology conglomerate Kuang-Chi will invest in Israel-based provider of software-based machine vision and gesture recognition... News 3DiVi Inc.

EyeSight demos VR gesture control using standard phone.

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EyeSight demos VR gesture control using standard phone hardware Over the past few years EyeSight has been establishing a name for itself by bringing gesture control to a series of computing platforms, from mobile devices to smart eyeglasses.

Intel previews all-in-one headset with gesture controls

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Intel has announced a new all-in-one virtual reality headset, Project Alloy, at the Intel Developer Forum 2016 earlier this month. The headset has its own brain, so not does not need to be connected to... News VR & AR Alloy IDF 2016 Intel OSVR

AR for the Blind, Gesture-Controls, Hi-Def Haptic Wear, AR ‘Ears,’ & more announced at AWE USA 2018

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“However, there is a growing concern in the industry that this critical infrastructure could be controlled by corporations and also be fragmented across too many instances. Kopin today unveiled the world’s first gesture and voice-controlled wearable smart screen, weighing 1.5 Highlights from the 2018 Press Conference.

Report: Interfaces will use voice, gesture, and other inputs

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ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit

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Venture Beat got an early look at the company’s gesture input capabilities before they integrated support for ARKit, with ManoMotion CEO Daniel Carlman telling them it tracked “many of the 27 degrees of freedom (DOF) of motion in a hand.”

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Baofeng’s new headset has Leap Motion

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Baofeng Mojing, the world’s leading virtual headset manufacturer, has released a new viewer that incorporates Leap Motion gesture control. The Baofeng Mojing 5 Plus was announced at a press conference in Beijing yesterday, along... News Baofeng Mojing Leap Motion

ManoMotion Introduces Apple ARKit Hand Gesture Support

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Developers will soon be able to integrate hand gesture control into their projects on the ARKit platform, no extra hardware needed. Developers will have the option of using a set of predefined gestures such as point, push, pinch, swipe and grab for easier integration.

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Valve’s Mike Ambinder To Talk Brain-Computer Interfaces At GDC

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While current interaction patterns are restricted to interpretations of mouse, keyboard, gamepad, and gestural controls, future generations of interfaces may include the ability to interpret neurological signals in ways that promise quicker and more sensitive actions, much wider arrays of possible inputs, real-time adaptation of game state to a player’s internal state, and qualitatively different kinds of gameplay experiences.

Leap Motion's Interaction Engine Brings Natural Gestures into Virtual Worlds

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Leap Motion created gesture control for all sorts of things, including virtual reality, long ago, but developers must build in support for their tracking peripheral to use its full potential.

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 with More than 2x Field of View & 47 Pixels per-Degree

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HoloLens 2 also brings hand-tracking which goes much further than the coarse gesture control in the original headset. Microsoft today revealed HoloLens 2 at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.

Superhero Sim Megaton Rainfall Finally Gets PC VR, Move Support Next Month

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” The PC version of the game will be enhanced with gesture controls for the Oculus Touch and Vive controllers, while a patch will also bring PlayStation Move support to PSVR later on in August.

Scottish Council Gives Every School Standalone ClassVR Headsets

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It runs on the company’s own interface, the Holodeck, which is navigated with simple gesture controls both with basic hand-tracking and head movements. A Scottish council is getting serious about using VR for education. East Renfrewshire Council this month announced that it had invested £250,000 to bring over 900 ClassVR headsets to every school in its area.

Facebook’s Prototype Touch Controllers Let You Feel The Heat Of Fire And Chill Of Ice

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Improved gesture control? He presented two Touch controllers, each of them wired up to a concealed piece of hardware. Without entering VR, the Facebook team took turns in holding the controller around a campsite environment.

Vive China Hackathon Reveals VR Sword Fighting Robot And Exoskeletons

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GouGames, meanwhile, won ¥10,000 (about $1476) in the Application category with a gesture-controlled 4D arcade experience. Over the past week 18 developers have been going head-to-head in a huge HTC Vive hackathon in Shanghai, China. The results of that sleepless week?

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AR+VR Weekly: 19 AR Trends for 2019, Nissan’s virtual passengers & Google’s gesture radar

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: 19 AR Trends for 2019, Nissan’s virtual passengers & Google’s gesture radar.

Banishing Your Nightmares With The Help Of VR

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Virtual reality-based imagery rehearsal and rescripting treatment (ReScript) aims to enable participants to gain cognitive control over intrusive imagery, and lessen overall anxiety, nightmare distress, or nightmare daytime effects.

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The Number of VR Companies Grew 40 Percent in 2016

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The dream of an all-in-one mobile headset with positional tracking and full gesture control is expected to arrive within the coming years, DeMiroz said. The Venture Reality Fund reported that the landscape of companies it tracks in the virtual reality market grew more than 40 percent in 2016. The largest area of growth was in content companies that create apps for head-mounted VR displays, said Marco DeMiroz, cofounder of The Venture Reality Fund with Tipatat Chennavasin.

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Magic Leap One Now On Sale To Developers For $2295

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Similar to Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens, the device can project virtual images into the real world that you can interact with using a remote-like controller (though HoloLens uses gesture controls). Nearly four years after it was first teased to the world, the first Magic Leap augmented reality headset is now on sale to developers. Magic Leap One, as the device is called, can be purchased through the company’s website as a Creator Edition for $2,295.

Valve Psychologist to Explore Brain-Computer Interface Research at GDC

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At GDC 2019 later this month, Valve’s Principal Experimental Psychologist, Mike Ambinder will present the latest research pertaining to brain-computer interfaces—using signals from the brain as computer input.

U.S. Army To Receive 100,000 Microsoft HoloLens Headsets

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Soldiers will have hands-free access to a device that uses multiple sensors for voice and hand gesture control, a built-in camera that can record on command,high-speed processing power, and Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Remote Assist.

The Future Of The Royal Navy’s Combat Systems Is AR

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As a matter of fact, other forms of technology outside of AR and AI are actively being explored in the hopes of enhancing military activity within the Royal Navy, such as VR, touch control, gesture control, and voice activation.

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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like. Object Theory are pretty much the oldest Mixed Reality company around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping.

‘VertoStudio’ Is A 3D Modeling Studio For Windows Holographic

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It’s a just-released 3D modelling app that allows you to either create or import 3D files, present them in mixed reality on HoloLens, and then manipulate them using the headset’s gesture controls.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind

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The game allows you to manipulate objects and battle foes with your mind, and is played entirely without handheld controllers. Controllers Hardware Neurable

Leap Motion’s New 180-degree Hand-tracking Comes to Qualcomm’s Latest VRDK Headset

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Qualcomm has debuted an updated version of their VR Headset Reference Design now with Leap Motion’s new 180-degree hand-tracking to bring gesture control to mobile VR headsets. SEE ALSO Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included.

Leaked Input Device May Explain Why Investors Just Dropped $120 Million into Thalmic Labs

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Thalmic Labs, makers of the gesture control armband MYO may be working on a new VR controller, a wristband device which senses the position of your fingers. The MYO detects gestures by sensing the tensing of muscles in your arm as you move it.

Oculus Touch vs. HTC Vive – Which Is The Better VR.

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Oculus Touch vs. HTC Vive – Which Is The Better VR Controller? Many people have had the chance to try the Vive controllers now that that product is out in the wild.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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Object Theory is one of the oldest Mixed Reality companies around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping.

Owlchemy Labs, IrisVR, Upload And More Featured In Forbes 30 Under 30

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Thalmic Labs, the creator of the Myo gesture-control armband, is also listed under Consumer Tech. What better way to celebrate the New Year than to recognise some of the work done by a few of the youngest members of the VR industry?

Hands-On: The Mira Prism Headset Wants To Be The Google Daydream Of AR

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Instead of relying on hand-based gesture controls every Prism will come with a controller you hold in your hand similar to the Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream controller.

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5 Potential Gear VR ‘Killer Apps’ Demonstrated During Samsung Contest

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The Grand Prize now in hand, Prenneis says the team have a number of upgrades planned for the immediate future, including a customizable interface, real-time 3D support, and integration of gesture control for Oculus Touch and Leap Motion.

Waveguides vs Laser Displays: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market

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Meanwhile, a small startup in Canada named Thalmic Labs whose most notable prior accomplishment was launching crowd-funded muscle tracking gesture control armband, discretely raised $120M from Intel Capital and Amazon’s Alexa Fund to develop laser to holographic combiner based smartglasses. In this article we will make a comparison between waveguides and laser to holographic combiners.

How Brain-Computer Interfaces Can Deliver On VR’s Promises

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In the 1970’s scientists at the University of California popularized the term “brain-computer interface” or BCI , referring to a hardware and software system that uses brainwaves to control devices. Gesture controls preclude hands-free operation.