Oculus Quest to get hand tracking to improve interaction in VR

What you need to know

  • The Oculus Quest will have hand tracking to improve interaction with virtual reality.
  • The new feature will roll out to users in the near future.
  • Hand tracking will allow users to interact with games in a new way on the Oculus Quest.

Mark Zuckerberg announced at Oculus Connect 6 that the Oculus Quest will support hand tracking in the near future. This new feature will improve how players can interact with virtual reality.

Hand tracking is a highly anticipated feature for the Oculus Quest. It will allow users to interact with games and apps without requiring a controller. Additionally, it can be used in situations that are unique to a controller-free setup. Johnson & Johnson spoke at the Oculus Connect 6 keynote and showed that hand tracking can be used to train surgeons within virtual reality. The speaker highlighted a study by Imperial College London that illustrated that hand tracking surgery training was significantly more successful than traditional teaching methods.

When it comes to gaming and using apps, hand tracking will allow users to have a more natural form of interation with virtual reality and also lowers the learning curve of the Oculus Quest for experiences that support hand tracking.

Sean Endicott
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