Fectar brings natural interaction to their VR content creation platform
Posted; March 29, 2023
Fectar, a leading content management system for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) in education and enterprise training, have integrated an Ultraleap hand tracking feature within their platform. Content creators will now be able to build VR training experiences with intuitive hand tracking from the beginning.
The new feature means that Fectar’s customers can now create and share interactive environments with integrated Ultraleap hand tracking, rather than relying on VR controllers.
Fectar develops and maintains a content creation and publishing platform that is aimed at non-technical users. Users build their scene in the platform and can then publish it across multiple compatible devices, including mobile, VR, web or AR glasses. In this case, the hand tracking feature is compatible with any XR device featuring Ultraleap hand tracking – including the Pico Neo 3 Pro with added hand tracking accessory. The Fectar App, which is where people can find and share VR/AR experiences, has been downloaded over 6 million times.
High quality hand tracking interaction is important to VR training applications as it’s an intuitive tool people instinctively know how to use. It positively affects training outcomes, reduces the effort of adoption, and makes applications more accessible. It also allows users to develop real muscle memory for long-term recall by enabling them to do something almost exactly as they would in the real world.
Rens Lensvelt, CTO and Founder of Fectar, said: “We want our customers to be able to create world-class VR training experiences. By introducing Ultraleap hand tracking to our platform we’re giving them an opportunity to level up their programmes by adding an intuitive interaction method.”
Matt Tullis, VP of XR at Ultraleap, said: “The combination of Ultraleap and Fectar provides people with the right tools they need to develop the best education or training programmes – and makes it easy to do so. We already know that enterprise VR programmes improve productivity by 32%. By making that experience even more natural with hand tracking, Fectar customers can expect to see their VR training ROI increase even further.”
Fectar, Ultraleap, Pico and distributor RedboxVR will be at BETT this week (29 – 31 March, Booth ND41). Fectar will be demonstrating the Ultraleap hand tracking feature on their platform.
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Fectar was launched in early 2020 and has had over 6 million downloads worldwide. It enables users to collaborate with all devices (both VR and AR) in a custom interactive 3D experience. The platform has already been used to develop an Augmented Reality experience for children in Ukraine about the risks of unexploded Russian munitions and mines. At the beginning of this year, Fectar was in the news because of the inclusion of the startup in the Dealroom.co list of 100 promising startups in the Benelux. The Fectar app is free in the Android and Apple app stores. The company is located in the Netherlands.
Ultraleap’s world-leading hand tracking and unrivalled mid-air haptic technologies allow you to engage with the digital world naturally - without touching surfaces. No touchscreens. No controllers. No keypads. From enhancing 2D screens to developing fully immersive 3D experiences, Ultraleap powers natural, safe and effortless digital interaction in the increasingly connected world.
Ultraleap employs more than 150 people across Europe, North America and Asia. It has become the first to offer the full vertical stack of software and hardware to enable spatial computing for the automotive, out of home, industrial, XR, entertainment and medical sectors.
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