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Lexus ‘Electrified’ Concept Car Features AR Displays, Gesture Controls, Personal Drone

VRScout

This year, the show continued that reputation with the reveal of Lexus’ LF-30 Electrified Concept , the latest addition to its “Electrified” car lineup that includes an intimidating amount of next-generation features — including, but not limited to — gesture controls, a dedicated personal-assist drone, as well as an interactive glass roof complete with AR visuals. Passengers have access to video, navigation, and other features via an AR-activated glass roof.

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Apple Adds Gesture Control, ASL Support, and a Ton of Other Accessibility Features

GizModo VR

Apple’s always expressed a commitment to accessibility, but today it announced a plethora of upcoming features that could make a huge difference in how people with disabilities can interact with technology. Read more.

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

Hypergrid Business

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 gesture control VicoVR

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This Gesture-Controlled Sliding Door Will Make You Feel Like a Jedi

GizModo VR

If you can’t resist subtly waving your hand in the air like a Jedi when you approach an automatic sliding door, get ready for this: a manually operated touchless sliding door that senses and matches the movements of a hand waving back and forth in front of it. Read more. sliding door ontology building materials automation door furniture automatic door ironmongery car door sliding door operator technology internet gates doors electromechanical engineering

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EyeSight demos VR gesture control using standard phone.

AllThingsVR

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. What we do know, however, is that the new VR offering is a software solution that utilizes existing smartphone cameras to bring motion control to phone-based virtual reality systems along the lines of Google Cardboard.

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BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars

TechCrunch VR

BMW has been equipping its cars with in-air gesture control for several years and I never paid attention to it. I didn’t know the 850i used gesture control, because, frankly, I had forgotten BMW had this technology; I stumbled upon it. Just make a motion in the air to control the volume or tell the navigation to send you home. Here’s how it works: To control the volume, take one finger and spin it in the air above the center stack.

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How to use gesture navigation in Android 10, or how to turn it off

Digital Trends

The modified gesture controls of Android 10 can be confusing to learn for users. Android How-To Mobile Android 10 gesture navigation GoogleWe'll help you master it.

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NuEyes Adds Customizable Hand Gestures To Its AR Glasses

VRScout

Customize your hand gestures to activate specific visual and haptic feedback experiences. . Gesture controls can be customized through an app to activate menus and can provide visual and haptic feedback.

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How to Get iOS 14's Hidden Back Tap Controls on Your Android

GizModo VR

iOS 14 and Android 11 will add new “back tap” gesture controls when they roll out later this year, but you can get the feature early on any Android device running Android 7.0

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This Sony proto VR controller gets smarter as you use it

Slashgear

A video shared by Sony Interactive Entertainment shows a prototype controller that tracks the entire human hand. This controller was the subject of research done on overcoming the limits presented by gesture control systems and traditional controllers.

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‘Iron Man VR’ Developer Remains “All-in on VR” and “Can’t wait to tell you more”

Road to VR

Not only was it a VR game with a popular IP attached, it was also mechanically innovative, giving players a largely comfortable system for gesture-controlled flight and combat in VR.

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2021 Mercedes S-Class Will Feature AR Navigation And 3D Eye-Tracking

VRScout

Other futuristic additions include the “Hey Mercedes” voice-activated assistant, three backseat touchscreens which allow passengers to share media and set destinations, advanced gesture controls, and biometric security.

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Take A Look At Facebook’s New VR Avatars For Quest

VRScout

Hand gestures controlled via the Touch controllers also added greatly to the conversation, allowing both users to express themselves in greater detail via body language. The new avatar system will debut first on Facebook Horizon for Oculus Quest headsets.

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

Hypergrid Business

Press release: Voice Control, Gesture Control, and See-through Displays Are Top Electronic User Interface Innovations BOSTON, MA – With Apple, Google, and Microsoft sharpening their focus on electronic user interfaces, voice control, gesture control,... News Lux Research natural user interface user interface

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AWE Day 3: The Most Wholesome Day in the History of XR Technology

ARPost

For example, how does someone with Parkinson’s navigate gesture controls? Designers also brought in two extra side-facing cameras to increase the range of gesture controls – a trick borrowed from Microsoft’s HoloLens.

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Meta Quest Pro vs Meta Quest 2: Which is Best?

XR Today - Virtual Reality

The Quest 2 is a cutting-edge consumer-grade VR headset, with black-and-white passthrough, gesture controls, powerful processing, and exceptional visual clarity. Four cameras for controller and headset tracking.

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ManoMotion Introduces Apple ARKit Hand Gesture Support

VRScout

Developers will soon be able to integrate hand gesture control into their projects on the ARKit platform, no extra hardware needed. In an official release made by computer-vision developers ManoMotion , the Swedish software company revealed plans to bring its gestural interaction technology to Apple’s popular augmented reality platform, ARKit. The post ManoMotion Introduces Apple ARKit Hand Gesture Support appeared first on VRScout.

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Top 5 Use Cases For Hand Eye Tracking Technology

XR Today - Virtual Reality

In the place of clunky plastic controllers and remotes, we’re seeing the rise of hand and eye tracking solutions, allowing users to move more freely throughout the digital world.

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Rokid Announces Vision 2 Mobile MR Glasses, Apps, Software Updates

ARPost

The Rokid Vision 2 MR glasses announced at Rokid Open Day are binocular MR glasses with a 40-degree field-of-view, dual-direction speakers, and microphones for hands-free voice controls, according to a release shared with ARPost.

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Banishing Your Nightmares with VR

Tech Trends VR

Virtual reality-based imagery rehearsal and rescripting treatment (ReScript) aims to enable participants to gain cognitive control over intrusive imagery Click To Tweet. 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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ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit

Road to VR

ManoMotion, a computer-vision and machine learning company, today announced they’re integrated their company’s smartphone-based gesture control with Apple’s augmented reality developer tool ARKit , making it possible to bring basic hand-tracking into AR with only the use of the smartphone’s onboard processors and camera. The post ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit appeared first on Road to VR.

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Greenlight Insights and Adlens Release Study on the Future of XR

ARPost

Another problem comes with AR applications that use gesture controls. Gesture control is supposed to – and has the potential to – make interactions more natural. Suddenly, gesture controls feel less like holding an object and more like using supernatural powers.

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Highlights From the 2021 Snap Partner Summit

ARPost

Partners like Farfetch, Prada, and MAC Cosmetics are using the company’s new tools for voice and gesture-controlled virtual product try-ons, social shopping experiences in AR, and more.

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Nreal Air: New Console Support, Mac OS Beta, and a Hands-On Review

ARPost

The YouTube AR app makes much better use of the Nreal controls. For example, buttons on the arms control the brightness of the display. and pinching the device controls the location and zoom level of your virtual screens. Nreal Air is available to US consumers.

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The Continuing Saga of Focals by North

ARVR

But Focals had three elements that were extraordinary; they looked (more or less) like regular eyeglasses, they had a beautiful UI with sparse, clean screen elements, and it had a simplified controller that consisted of just a ring with a tiny joystick.

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Competition in MR Glasses Market to Heat Up With PhotonLens

ARPost

The glasses themselves are similar to other models in the space or coming soon, though they will also be compatible with PhotonLens controllers and software. Controllers and Command Modes.

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Developing Better Haptics With Interhaptics

ARPost

The other product is an “interaction builder” for creating gesture controls. These controls are showcased to many XR users in a gaming environment but have huge practical implications in enterprise training.

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Dedicated AR and VR Accessories Manufacturers

ARPost

MANUS creates gloves for both motion capture as well as for controlling sensitive VR applications. The most recent MANUS product is the SteamVR tracker for precise gesture controls and motion capture. “As See Also: A New Controller May Improve Select VR Experiences.

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A Closer Look at the HP Reverb G2

ARPost

Where the Reverb really comes into its own is gesture control. HP Might not be the first name that you think of when you think of VR headsets , but that might be about to change with the upcoming HP Reverb G2.

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Baofeng’s new headset has Leap Motion

Hypergrid Business

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

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Immersive Reality promotes inclusion amongst special needs pupils

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Users are able to engage with the system through touch-sensitive walls, full interactive floor, and gesture control. A child interacting with the environment using the Xbox Adaptive Controller (Image by Immersive Reality).

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Resonai CEO Emil Alon Shares How Augmented Reality Will Transform the Modern Workforce

ARPost

Pebbles Interfaces, a company specializing in gesture control, was one of them. There is no better time to leverage augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Essential workers are continuing to do awe-inspiring work amidst this global crisis.

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“Facebook” Is now “Meta” and Other News From Connect 2021

ARPost

The platform is set to include software for: Environmental understanding; Standardized gesture controls through a hand interaction SDK; Voice commands.

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Top 5 XR Communities To Stay Updated With The Latest XR Trends in 2021

ARVR

Manomotion Manomotion is a hand tracking and gesture control SDK for smartphones. Top 5 XR Communities To Join & Stay Updated With The Latest XR Trends in 2021 Overview Staying updated with the latest trends and updates in the XR industry can be challenging.

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

Next Reality VR

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. As a result, they've created an "Interaction Engine" for Unity, the primary platform for developing virtual and mixed reality experiences, to try and take gesture interaction to the next level.

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Xenco Medical’s HoloMedX Brings Holograms to Surgical Education – No Headset Required

ARPost

Xenco Medical has also created a line of air controllers for HoloMedX modeled after real surgical tools. The software, the display, and the custom air controls together produce “ HoloMedX.”. “We What happens when a medical device company starts exploring extended reality?

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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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