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.

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.

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.

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

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HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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Today it’s a great day for virtual reality: at WCVRI conference, HTC has just announced a kit to provide 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and has showcased a hands-tracking technology for the Vive Pro ! Watch the video below to see the 6 DOF tracking in action.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oculus Video Shows Advanced Hand Tracking Gloves via @UploadVR [link]

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

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HTC Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

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Today at the the World Conference on VR Industry in China, HTC announced plans to bring hand & finger tracking to Vive Pro via the headset’s front-facing cameras. HTC also indicates that the capability can track individual finger movements too.

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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.

Hand & Finger Tracking Coming Soon To The HTC Vive Pro

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HTC reveals native hand/finger tracking for Vive Pro alongside 6DoF functionality for Vive Focus. HTC revealed the devices exciting tracking capabilities during their time at last weeks 2018 World Conference on VR Industry in Nanchang, China.

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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.

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.

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

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Pimax Showing Production Headsets, Controllers, and More at CES

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At CES 2019 this week, Pimax is showing off the production versions of their “8K” and “5K” Plus headsets, their upcoming Knuckles-style controllers, as well as hand-tracking and eye-tracking modules.

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 .

Qualcomm VR HMD gets Snapdragon 835, Leap Motion hand-tracking

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GDC and MWC are just around the corner, and Qualcomm is diving head-first into virtual reality with a new dev-kit and hand-tracking technology. The chipmaker may be best known for its smartphone processors, but that same silicon is just as much at home in head-mounted displays.

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.”.

Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

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But we could see that change in the near future, thanks to research from Google which details a system for low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking. To simplify the system, we use the same cameras for headset 6-DoF pose tracking on mobile HMDs as our input.

Pimax Teases ‘Next Generation’ Accessories for Its 8K VR Headset

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Leap Motion Announces Open-Source AR Dev Kit ‘Project North Star’

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The company reveals plans to release their prototype design for a $100 hand-tracking AR headset. If you’re looking to add accurate hand-tracking technology to your VR or AR experience, there are few options outside Leap Motion technology.

Oculus Retail Partner Potentially Leaks Touch Price And Date

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Hands-on: HTC’s Vivepaper Uses Camera Hand Tracking To Virtualize Magazines

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Vivepaper doesn’t use the Vive’s position-tracked wands. You’ll hold this up to the headset’s front-facing camera to be scanned, and then you’ll press you hand into the center of the booklet to register it as the input device. Yes, Vivepaper really uses a primitive form of hand tracking. Print is dead. It’s a phrase we’ve heard time and time again over the last decade.

CES 2019: Contact CI Simulates Actual Touch With Motorized Tendons

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They’ve got a white glove that encapsulates your hand while you’re wearing it and hides all of the motorized tendons and electronics. What sets the Contact CI glove apart from other gloves that might just track your fingers or even HaptX which provides a bit of haptic feedback in your hand, is that Contact CI is able to accurately simulate tension. For the actual hand and finger tracking they were using a Leap Motion sensor which is neat, but not very accurate.

Leap Motion secures $50M to continue its work in VR/AR hand-tracking tech

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the leading creator of motion tracking technology for natural input in virtual and augmented reality, today announced $50 million in Series C funding led by clients advised by J.P. Since its founding in 2010, Leap Motion has become the recognized leader in motion tracking for VR/AR.

Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences

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Some have begun to offer a degree of interactivity based on where you look , but there’s only so much you can achieve with a fixed track.

AR From an Architect’s Perspective, Spatial Computing, & Leap Motion’s North Star AR HMD

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Keiichi Matsuda went from being a dystopian filmmaker to becoming the Vice President of Design at hand-tracking company Leap Motion. By default it will be a tethered AR HMD with a 180° x 180° hand-tracking volume.

Leap Motion’s ‘Interaction Engine’ Unlocks More Natural Human Input for VR

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Leap Motion has announced it’s to early access to the beta of its Interaction Engine , a set of systems designed to help developers implement compelling, realistic and hopefully frustration-free input with just their hands.

Intel’s ‘Merged Reality’ Demo Brings Actual Hands Into VR on Oculus Rift

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Chopra asked his colleague to show his hands and soon they appeared on screen surrounding the balloons. No, these were his actual, real world hands — complete with wedding ring. Tagged with: CES , hand tracking , hands , Intel , merged reality , project alloy.