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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leap Motion’s Interaction Engine Beta Can Make Virtual Hands More Useful

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Mark Zuckerberg Teases Glove-Based Advanced Hand Tracking Research From Oculus

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” Notably, the researcher’s hardware appears to use fairly expensive Optitrack cameras for the system rather than the buggy Oculus Sensor tracking system the company used for the consumer Rift.

Qualcomm’s Standalone VR Is Getting Embedded Leap Motion Hand Tracking

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What made the VR 820 so compelling was that it had 6-DoF tracking as well as integrated compute (Snapdragon 820) which was on par with all the latest flagship phones. It even had support for eye tracking, which we now know was through a partnership with none other than SMI.

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.

Intel Buying Movidius Underscores High Stakes In Search For VR’s Holy Grail

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Leap Motion Releases Major Tracking Update and New Demos to Show It Off

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Leap Motion builds the leading markerless hand-tracking technology, and today the company revealed a update which they claim brings major improvements “across the board.” Updated Tracking. Faster and more consistent hand initialization.

Hands-On: Manus VR Arm And Finger Tracking System Now In Production

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Intel’s Project Alloy Round 2: RealSense Hand-Tracking and Optimized Software

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The self-contained virtual reality headset makes use of Intel’s vision technologies to create a wireless, inside-out positionally tracked headset. Let There Be Hands. II’s built in RealSense hand-tracking. Tracking and Performance .

Leap Motion Brings Hand Tracking To Ultrawide Field Of View Headset

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A partnership between an engineering company building solutions geared toward professionals (VRgineers) and a leading hand-tracking company (Leap Motion) aims to pair up their technologies. The goal is to offer an ultrawide field of view VR headset that lets you see your hands more often than in current systems. Now they can move their virtual hands throughout the headset’s entire field of view without losing sight of them.”.

ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit

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We’ve seen plenty of new usecases for both, including inside-out positional tracking for mobile VR headsets and some pretty mind-blowing experiments too, but this is the first we’ve seen hand-tracking integrated into either AR platform.

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Oculus Rift S Onboard Cameras Could Support Finger Tracking In Future

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Comments made by Oculus CTO John Carmack at Oculus Connect 5 and Twitter suggest that the upcoming Oculus Rift S cameras could support finger tracking. So given the enormous relative power of a PC, shouldn’t Rift S be capable of finger tracking?

Manus VR Introduces New Prime Series With Haptic Feedback

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Finally, the Xsens Prime is a glove designed for integration into a Xsens motion capture suit, to complete the hand with finger data on their IMU suits. Hopefully we get a chance to try these new versions at SIGGRAPH later this year to provide hands-on accounts.

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Oculus Retail Partner Potentially Leaks Touch Price And Date

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HTC Vive Pro adds hand-tracking and more through new cameras

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Where things changed was when developers got their hands on it. An unnamed Japanese developer used the dual cameras to do hand-tracking without the Vive’s motion controllers, though this comes with obvious limitations — what do you do when your hands aren’t in your camera’s field of vision? While many news sites are reporting on this as a dedicated hand-tracking feature, it’s time to clarify a little bit: it’s not.