Facebook Teases Hand-tracking Tech Before Oculus Connect Reveal

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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.

“Putting the final touches on my talk for Oculus Connect tomorrow. I’m excited to share our latest work in augmented and virtual reality,” Zuckerberg writes.

It’s not clear exactly what new research Zuckerberg will present, although it may have something to do with the company’s recent acquisition plans of brain-computer interface startup CTRL-Labs, which develops a wrist-worn neural input device.

CTRL-Labs so called CTRL-kit device is a wrist-worn wearable that the company describes as a “non-invasive neural interface platform that lets developers reimagine the relationship between humans and machines with new, intuitive control schemes.”

The kit was “in preview for select developers” but not yet openly available at the time of the acquisition.

At this point, who knows. If you’re itching to find out, you can watch the livestream along with us here.


Road to VR will have feet on the ground at this year’s Oculus Connect, so check back for breaking news, hands-ons, and everything AR/VR to come from the event.



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