Groups Similar Look up By Text Browse About



Similar articles
Article Id Title Prob Score Similar Compare
162867 THEVERGE 2019-12-9:
The Oculus Quest is getting controller-free hand tracking this week
1.000 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163020 ENGADGET 2019-12-9:
Oculus Quest hand tracking is available as an experimental feature
0.989 0.700 Find similar Compare side-by-side
162830 ARSTECHNICA 2019-12-9:
Surprise! Oculus Quest becomes first VR set with native hand tracking—this week
0.984 0.601 Find similar Compare side-by-side
170594 VENTUREBEAT 2019-12-9:
Oculus Quest hand tracking out now for users, next week for developers
0.916 0.514 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163173 ENGADGET 2019-12-10:
Oculus Link beta is ready to turn your Quest into a PC VR headset
0.252 0.487 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163342 ENGADGET 2019-12-11:
Oculus is rolling out its expanded social VR features
0.006 0.426 Find similar Compare side-by-side
162650 TECHCRUNCH 2019-12-6:
Gift Guide: VR gear you won’t feel stupid for buying
0.402 Find similar Compare side-by-side
170532 VENTUREBEAT 2019-12-7:
Half-Life: Alyx results in high demand for Valve Index VR headset
0.397 Find similar Compare side-by-side
170669 VENTUREBEAT 2019-12-12:
Firefox Reality VR browser now lets users sync bookmarks, send tabs, and use Bluetooth keyboards
0.386 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163224 THENEXTWEB 2019-12-12:
Facebook wants to use your Oculus data for ads because of course it does
0.378 Find similar Compare side-by-side
170655 VENTUREBEAT 2019-12-11:
Oculus adds Facebook-powered social features and identity verification
0.360 Find similar Compare side-by-side
162710 TECHCRUNCH 2019-12-7:
Facebook sells off Oculus Medium to Adobe
0.356 Find similar Compare side-by-side
162638 THEVERGE 2019-12-6:
Adobe is buying the Oculus Medium VR sculpting app
0.346 Find similar Compare side-by-side
170687 VENTUREBEAT 2019-12-12:
Path of the Warrior is VR’s Streets of Rage, and it’s out now
0.322 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163428 ENGADGET 2019-12-12:
Firefox makes it easier to send links between VR and desktop
0.318 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163015 ENGADGET 2019-12-9:
'Twin Peaks VR' trailer offers a dive into David Lynch's mind
0.314 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163095 THEVERGE 2019-12-11:
Geozilla gives you a way to track your kids or pets
0.313 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163109 THEVERGE 2019-12-11:
Valve says Half-Life Alyx will be a ‘one-way journey’ you’ll play for hours at a time in VR
0.311 Find similar Compare side-by-side
170564 VENTUREBEAT 2019-12-6:
Snoop Dogg is in NHL 20 and his own LucidSound gaming headset
0.307 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163090 TECHCRUNCH 2019-12-11:
MindAffect wants to let us control devices with our minds
0.301 Find similar Compare side-by-side
170575 VENTUREBEAT 2019-12-7:
Adobe acquires Oculus Medium VR sculpting app
0.293 Find similar Compare side-by-side
163068 THEVERGE 2019-12-11:
The fight over encrypted messaging is just beginning
0.293 Find similar Compare side-by-side
162903 THEVERGE 2019-12-10:
The Verge Video Game Gift Guide 2019
0.286 Find similar Compare side-by-side
170520 VENTUREBEAT 2019-12-11:
SuperData XR Dimensions is a new intelligence platform covering VR, AR, and mixed reality
0.279 Find similar Compare side-by-side
168230 ENGADGET 2019-12-12:
The best gifts for PC gamers, from laptops to GPUs
0.268 Find similar Compare side-by-side

1

ID: 162867

URL: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/9/21003333/oculus-quest-vr-headset-hand-tracking-controller-2020-update-launch

Date: 2019-12-09

The Oculus Quest is getting controller-free hand tracking this week

Oculus is rolling out native hand tracking to the Quest, its standalone virtual reality headset, starting this week. Previously expected to arrive sometime in 2020, hand tracking will be available as an experimental feature in software version v12 in the coming days. Once this update is installed, you can turn on hand tracking in the Experimental Features menu. Then, you can switch between Touch controllers and hand tracking with a toggle switch in the Oculus Home menu. Before you get too excited, there wont be much support for hand tracking at launch. Oculus notes that the headsets Library and Store interfaces and the Oculus Browser and Oculus TV apps will work, but thats it for now. It plans to release the developer toolset for hand tracking to app makers next week, so hopefully it wont take too long for support to pick up on current apps and games and upcoming ones down the line. Related Despite this, moving forward with hand tracking is a big deal. Thus far, in order to incorporate your hands in VR, Oculus and other headset makers have relied on controllers, each with their own confusing button layout and sometimes requiring external cameras and tracking devices to track your hand movements in the virtual space. Oculus is able to incorporate your hands in VR on the Quest without needing anything but the Touch controllers, thanks to the headsets inside-out tracking a system, a set of built-in cameras and sensors that identify where your body and hands are in a virtual space in relationship to the headset. According to a Facebook blog post from September, Oculus is also able to now reliably track hands without the controllers using the same set of hardware, thanks to new techniques in deep learning and model-based tracking. Effectively, Oculus is saying it no longer needs the Touch controllers to perform hand tracking, and, in fact, it can even perform more precise and realistic tracking of your individual finger moments by letting you just use your hands as you normally would. Pushing this feature out now opens the door for the next wave of games and apps that support hand and fine-tuned finger gestures. But more important for Oculus, it should give the company a running start against competing VR platforms that still rely on controllers, like Valves new high-end Index headset and HTCs family of Vive devices.