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Ultraleap hand tracking available on new Varjo XR-4 headset

Posted; December 5, 2023

Ultraleap announces a new hand tracking bundle with the newly launched Varjo XR-4 series.

The bundle comes complete with a Leap Motion Controller 2, a custom mounting kit and an enterprise licence for Gemini, Ultraleap’s world leading fifth generation hand tracking software. The software is integrated into Varjo headsets’ accompanying software Varjo Base, so no set up is required. This means Varjo users can access the fastest, most precise, and most robust hand tracking with superior performance in key areas such as initialization, pose accuracy, and occlusion handling for their projects.

This also enables multi-device capabilities for the XR-3 and XR-4 series headsets, ensuring a superior hand tracking experience for unique and complex use cases. Multi-device allows for an even wider and more precise tracking area to be controlled by a single computer. By using more than one camera, the hands of a user can be covered from multiple directions ensuring the most accurate hand digital twin is captured and no fingers are occluded.  

For example, Leap Motion Controller 2’s can be placed in physical fixed positions around an environment, as well as on the headset while being simultaneously controlled by the same computer with the headset providing more detail of a user’s hands.

Varjo XR-4 headset with Ultraleap hand tracking bundle attached

Miguel Rodrigues, Senior Vice President of Product at Ultraleap said: “We are proud to see our relationship with Varjo continuing into the fourth generation of their leading mixed reality headsets. Varjo’s new XR-4 series headsets and our hand tracking provide a fantastic solution for the most demanding applications and use cases on the market. We’re excited to see what will be created with this combination.” 

Patrick Wyatt, Chief Product Officer at Varjo, said: “Ultraleap hand tracking is among the key features requested by our advanced enterprise customers, as it provides a natural way to interact with virtual content. We’re excited to continue working with the Ultraleap team in our XR-4 series to provide the most precise hand tracking as a bundle to complement the most immersive mixed reality experiences on the market.”

The Ultraleap hand tracking bundle is available to purchase today from Varjo.com. It will be compatible with the newly launched Varjo XR-4 series and Varjo’s existing Aero headset

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About Ultraleap

Ultraleap’s world-leading hand tracking and mid-air haptic technologies have been developed over 10 years using artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision to 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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