Ultraleap Announces Hand Tracking Accessory for Pico Neo 3 Headsets
Posted; April 12, 2022
Early access of Ultraleap’s Hand Tracking Accessory is available now for developers, evaluation, and proof of concepts, with the full bundle for scalable deployments coming in summer 2022.
The Ultraleap Hand Tracking Accessory for the Pico Neo 3 Pro consists of the Ultraleap Stereo IR 170 hand tracking camera in a bespoke mount. Ultraleap’s latest generation of software, Gemini, will also be pre-installed on the chosen headset. Unity and Unreal platforms are supported for the early access bundle, with more tooling options being created for the summer 2022 bundle launch.
Using hand tracking to replace or supplement gaming controllers expands the VR enterprise market, opening up new possibilities such as VR training experiences for flight attendants or even surgical training. Hand tracking can also be used to reduce onboarding time and make VR more approachable for first-time or inexperienced users in Location-Based Entertainment (LBE). Companies like Lufthansa, Embodied Labs and VEX are already seeing the benefits of adding natural interaction to their training and LBE roll outs.
Matt Tullis, VP, XR at Ultraleap, said: “VR for training is on the cusp of mainstream adoption and we truly believe hand tracking plays an important part in tipping it over the edge. We’re already seeing significant wins from customers who have deployed VR training programmes or LBE experiences with hand tracking. This first phase of the Pico relationship will mean more developers and organisations will be able to test, pilot and refine their applications to unlock the true power of VR now and deploy at scale in a few months.”
Leland Hedges, GM for Pico Interactive Europe, said: “We’re very excited to bring Ultraleap hand tracking to our latest VR headsets through this accessory. When applications need the highest performing hand tracking for complex interactions or challenging environments, Ultraleap’s hand tracking really is world-class. We can’t wait to see what developers and organisations will create from this joint effort.”
Key features of Ultraleap’s Hand Tracking Accessory for Pico Neo 3 Pro/Pro Eye
- Tracking range and field of view: Depth of between 10 cm (4”) to 75cm (29.5”) preferred, up to 1 m (39”) maximum; 170×170° typical field of view (160×160° minimum). Tracking works in a range of environmental conditions
- Cameras: Stereo infrared operating at 90fps
- Operating wavelength: 850nm. Provides its own illumination via two infrared LEDs spaced on either side of the cameras
- Superior pose accuracy
- Tracks diverse hand sizes
- Interact with both hands together
To purchase the accessory through the early access bundle please visit Ultraleap and Pico's list of distributors.
The Ultraleap team and Pico will be demoing together at Laval Virtual, booth A28.
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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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