Virtual reality pioneer snaps up Israel-based firm to “advance virtual reality”

Oculus acquires company behind hand-tracking interface

Oculus VR has entered into an agreement to acquire Pebbles Interfaces, a firm that specialists in hand-tracking.

The Israel-based firm has spent the past five years researching and developing algorithms to detect and track hand movement, as well as custom optics and sensor systems, according to the VR firm’s site.

Pebbles Interfaces will be working with Oculus’ own hardware engineering and computer vision teams to “help advance virtual reality, tracking and human-computer interactions”.

Control inputs is a hot topic in the world of virtual reality development. You can read our recent analysis here.

Check out Pebbles’ work in the video below:

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