Oculus Steps Up Hand-Tracking, Film Efforts
Oculus made two announcements Thursday that will improve its virtual reality headset in two very different ways.By Ben Lawson | July 16, 2015
On Thursday Oculus VR made two announcements for its virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, that will improve it in two very different ways.
The first is its acquisition of Pebbles Interfaces, an Israeli company working on hand-tracking technology. Pebbles' software actually creates a model of your hand as it tracks its movement and interactions within its environment.
Similar software often has trouble figuring out what to do when a person's hands get too close together. But that doesn't seem to be a problem for Pebbles Interfaces, according to a demo video.