Facebook Reveals Hand-tracking Update for Quest, Coming Early 2020

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Oculus Connect 6 is starting today, and ahead of the festivities Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased a video showing off some pretty nuanced hand interaction, something he says will be apart of his talk today. Now, we know that Quest will soon include optical hand-tracking.

Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community

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Google has released to researchers and developers its own mobile device-based hand tracking method using machine learning, something Google R esearch engineers Valentin Bazarevsky and Fan Zhang call a “new approach to hand perception.”

Oculus Claims Breakthrough in Hand-tracking Accuracy

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At F8 this week, Oculus showed work being done on hand-tracking to bring more intuitive control and accurate avatars into VR. Beyond hand-tracking, she also revealed the Oculus ‘Half Dome’ prototype , a headset with a 140 degree field of view and varifocal display.

Hands-On: Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Feels Great, But It’s Not Perfect

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Quest hand tracking is perfect for slower experiences with light interaction. Hand-tracking on the Quest without the need for any type of additional hardware shows a lot of promise for the future of the Quest and VR as a whole.

OC6: Oculus Unveils Native Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest, Coming Early 2020

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Zuckerburg reveals hand and finger tracking without the need for additional hardware. Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 kicked off this morning with a slew of big reveals for the Oculus Quest standalone headset, one of the biggest being the reveal of hand and finger tracking.

Waltz Of The Wizard Set For Quest, Dev Keen On Hand-Tracking Support

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” We can’t help but notice the game would be a great fit for the experimental hand-tracking support Oculus is adding to Quest next year, though. The post Waltz Of The Wizard Set For Quest, Dev Keen On Hand-Tracking Support appeared first on UploadVR.

VRgineers to Integrate Leap Motion Hand-tracking into its Wide FOV VRHero Headset

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Enterprise VR headset manufacturer VRgineers and Leap Motion , the company behind its eponymous optical hand tracker, announced they’re working together to embed Leap Motion’s tech into professional-grade VR headsets.

Hands-on: Quest Hand-tracking Will be Great for Casual Input, But Core Games Will Still Rely on Controllers

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Oculus finally revealed that Quest will get controllerless hand-tracking input. Hand-tracking will open the door to a range of casual use-cases that will broaden the headset’s appeal, but core gaming experiences will still rely on the precision and reliability of controllers.

OC6: Mark Zuckerberg Teases Finger Tracking For Keynote

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On the eve of Oculus Connect 6 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased apparent finger tracking ahead of his talk at the event’s keynote. We can’t think of any way to interpret this other than Zuckerberg teasing some kind of finger tracking to be announced during the keynote.

Vive Focus to Get 6DOF Controller Mode, Optical Hand-tracking for Gesture Input

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Today at its Vive Ecosystem Conference 2018 in China, HTC said that the 3DOF Vive Focus controller will see a 6DOF mode, and further said that the headset will soon include controller-less hand-tracking for gesture input. Hand-tracking for Gesture Input.

Oculus Connect 6 Special! Link, Hand-Tracking And More – VRecap

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hand-tracking support (!!) Link, Hand-Tracking And More – VRecap appeared first on UploadVR. Wow, slow week, huh? Like, clearly nothing happened. Nothing, nadda, not a one. Oh, except Oculus Connect of course.

Oculus Connect 6 Special! Link, Hand-Tracking And More || VRecap

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Gear VR Capable Of Hand Tracking Via USB-C And Leap Motion

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Leap Motion Improves Its Hand Tracking (Again)

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Leap Motion continues to improve its hand tracking technology with the latest update today. Software updates issued over the last few years for Leap Motion’s hand-tracking sensors have steadily improved the hardware’s functionality.

Valve teases the Vive Index: it may feature hands tracking and next-gen experience

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May 2019 “ From the photo, it is possible to see what we already knew from the leaked photos of some months ago: the headset features two frontal wide-baseline cameras , the sensors for outside-in tracking and a slider for hardware IPD adjustment.

Magic Leap Achieves Full Hand Tracking & Lays Foundation for Magicverse with Latest Lumin Update

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After improving hand-tracking and adding multi-user sharing features in the last Lumin OS update, Magic Leap has upped the ante yet again. In the Lumin OS 0.95

GDC 2019: HTC To Showcase Vive Hand Tracking And Road Map At Developer Day

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Interestingly there will also be a talk on hand tracking, a feature we reported was on the way to Vive Pro some time ago. Vive’s work in hand tracking will also be on display here as well as eye tracking (which can be seen in the upcoming HTC Vive Pro Eye ). HTC Vive HTC Vive Cosmos HTC Vive Focus HTC Vive Focus Plus HTC Vive Pro HTC Vive Pro Eye VR Industry News eye tracking GDC hand tracking htc htc vive

We Tried Leap Motion’s New Hand Tracking Module On Gear VR

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This device then uses infrared scanning technology to detect the position of your hands in 3D space. It can even track individual fingers and has been well received by the immersive community so far. The improved tracking was the easier of the two for the team to accomplish.

Hand Tracking is Coming to Oculus Quest in 2020

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Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has kicked off Oculus Connect 6 with several exciting announcements, the biggest being an update for Oculus Quest which will see hand-tracking added to the system in 2020. News Pinned Article Hand Tracking Oculus Connect 6 Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest’s Hand Tracking Could be its New Killer Feature

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Oculus Link for example or Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond are two worthy mentions, yet it must be the experimental hand tracking feature for Oculus Quest that takes home the crown, especially after testing the technology first-hand.

Varjo Launches VR-2 Headset with SteamVR Support, Improved ‘Bionic Display’, and Hand-tracking Option

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A variation called the VR-2 also offers integrated hand-tracking via Ultraleap (formerly Leap Motion). The VR-2, which has built-in SteamVR tracking, will now also ship with support for SteamVR content. Varjo VR-2 Pro with Hand-tracking.

Hand Tracking for Augmented Reality Apps Comes to Smartphones via uSens

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This time last year, computer vision company uSens introduced a stereo camera module capable of hand tracking. Using a smartphone's RGB camera, uSensAR Hand Tracking uses computer vision and deep learning to track the full hand's skeletal dynamic.

Oculus Video Shows Advanced Hand Tracking Gloves

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Earlier this year Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased a new form of input being developed over at Oculus: hand tracking gloves. Though there’s no text to accompany the clip it looks like the back of the hand is lined with markers.

Hands-on With Leap Motion Hand-Tracking In Qualcomm’s Standalone Headset

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Hand-tracking looks likely to play a big part in that future, and Leap Motion is one of a few companies leading the charge in this department. Leap’s latest, well, leap is to bring its controller-free hand tracking tech to mobile VR headsets. Leap’s demo was its usual one, in which you can put your hands together, pinch, and stretch out to create different sized blocks. Tagged with: hand tracking , leap motion , qualcomm , standalone.

The Meta 2 Begins Shipping In Two Weeks With Improved Hand Tracking

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During an interview with UploadVR at this year’s Augmented World Expo, The post The Meta 2 Begins Shipping In Two Weeks With Improved Hand Tracking appeared first on UploadVR. AR hardware alpha ar beta gribetz hand tracking Headset meron Meta Meta 2 tracking updated

Magic Leap Adds New Multi-User & Sharing Features, Improves Hand Tracking in Latest Lumin OS Update

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After showing off a prototype of the Grordbattle multiplayer first-person shooter at the Game Developer Conference, Magic Leap has added a new Shared World feature in version 0.95.0 of the Lumin OS update released this week.

Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Team Answers More Questions About Biometric Security, Audio, & Hand Tracking

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Now that the dust has finally settled on Microsoft's big HoloLens 2 announcement, the company is circling back to offer more granular detail on some aspects of the device we still don't know about.

ManoMotion Updates Its Hand Tracking SDK for Smartphones with Skeleton Tracking

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If two hands are better than one, then two hand-tracking SDKs must be better than one as well. After uSens announced its Hand Tracking SDK at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara on Thursday, ManoMotion unveiled the latest version of its own SDK.

HTC Vive Cosmos Supports Optical Finger Tracking

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The HTC Vive Cosmos will support the same finger tracking SDK as Vive and Vive Pro, as shown in a video posted to Twitter by HTC Vive’s China President. HTC released finger tracking for Vive and Vive Pro back in March.

Oculus Quest to ditch controllers for hand-tracking tech

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Oculus Quest is ditching its hand-held controllers. At Oculus Connect 6, a Facebook event held Wednesday in San Jose, Mark Zuckerberg told the crowd of developers that starting early next year the company will release new hand-tracking tech.

Leap Motion Showcases Mobile Hand-Tracking In New Video

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A few weeks back I went hands-on with Leap Motion’s mobile VR hand-tracking solution, and now you can see it in action for yourself. Here users can create different shapes by pinching their hands together and then pulling them apart.

Leap Motion Grabs $50M Investment for Class-leading Hand-tracking Tech

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Founded in 2010, Leap Motion would release its initial product (today called the ‘ Leap Motion Controller ‘) in 2012, a desktop-focused peripheral which offered touchless hand-tracking.

uSens Brings Fingo Hand-Tracking To Pico Goblin

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The pair confirmed to UploadVR today that the Goblin, a three degrees of freedom (3DOF) all-in-one device that’s usually operated with a 3DOF controller, is getting support for uSens’ Fingo hand-tracking solution. The Fingo hardware provides 26DOF tracking that brings your hands into virtual worlds, following hand position and finger movements to allow to realistically interact with the environment around you.

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. The new headset and Leap Motion tracking module was shown off during last week’s GDC 2017.

Oculus Quest Finger Tracking Decreases Battery Life By Just 7 Minutes

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The upcoming Hand Tracking feature for Oculus Quest reduces battery life by just 7 minutes, according to Facebook. Hand Tracking was announced during the week at Oculus Connect 6 , Facebook’s annual VR/AR conference.

Leap Motion’s New Mobile Hand-tracking Sensor Brings 180-degree Field of View

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The new Leap Motion Mobile Platform consists of hardware and software optimised for VR and AR hand tracking on mobile devices. This allowed users to finally ‘see’ their hands in VR, with fully-tracked fingers, marking the beginning of a fruitful relationship between Leap Motion and VR.

Hands-On: VRGineers XTAL Is A 5K, 170-Degree FOV Headset With Hand-Tracking

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Last week I got the chance to go hands-on with the new enterprise-focused 5K VR headset (that’s 2560 x 1440 per eye, or 5120 x 1440 total,) XTAL, from VRgineers , the same company behind the VRHero 5K headset.