uSens, Inc., a pioneer in HCI, inside-out tracking solutions for augmented and virtual reality (VR), today announced a partnership with Pico Interactive, Inc. to provide its pioneering 26DOF (degrees of freedom) hand tracking for the Pico Goblin all-in-one (AIO) VR headset. With the addition of uSens’ Fingo hardware, users can experience truly immersive, intuitive and interactive virtual reality experiences by interacting with virtual objects with their bare hands.
“uSens and Pico already have a long-standing relationship, originating from developing custom business solutions together, and a promotional event for the Chinese movie ‘Youth’ by acclaimed director Feng Xiaogang,” said uSens CTO and co-founder Dr. Yue Fei.” “We are excited to formally work together into 2018 to bring our HCI solutions to their user base, as we see all-in-one and mobile headsets as the driving force behind growth in the VR market.”
uSens stereo camera hardware Fingo enables 26DOF hand tracking powered by computer vision and AI technology, making it particularly adept at tracking complicated hand gestures and occlusion scenarios. uSens will now offer a custom Fingo holder created specifically for Pico Goblin users. The Pico Goblin does not require any additional hardware, smartphone, or console to operate, with all the computing power and display embedded into the device. Featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor and a 2.5K display, Pico Goblin features more than 50 games and apps, but the addition of uSens’ hand tracking has education and enterprise customers in mind.
“The increase in B2B use cases of VR in 2017 has led to strong customer demand for hand and gesture tracking, especially in the education, training and events industry,” said Han Yucai, vice president of Pico. “The addition of advanced hand tracking to the Goblin lowers the barriers to entering VR by mimicking how we interact in the real world. By partnering with pioneers in 3D HCI and VR hand tracking, we are excited to offer Goblin users a more natural, intuitive experience for augmented and virtual reality.”
The Pico Goblin is available now for purchase in the U.S. ($ 269), the U.K. (£269) and Europe (€299) at www.pico-goblin.com.
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About uSens, Inc.
uSens is a pioneer in 3D HCI technology that is changing how we interact with next generation technology forever. Our team possesses decades of domain experience in computer vision, and artificial intelligence acquired at companies like Apple, Samsung and Intel. We provide augmented & virtual reality, automotive and IoT companies with the most natural, intuitive and immersive interactive solutions.
Our pioneering inside-out, 26DOF (degrees of freedom) hand tracking technology is a breakthrough in HCI allowing users to control virtual worlds with their bare hands. Our inside-out 6DOF positional tracking solution based on SLAM technology is a key component in building immersive AR/VR experiences. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Silicon Valley with additional offices in China, uSens has raised $ 26.6M in VC funding to date. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us at @usensinc.
About Pico Interactive Inc.
Pico Interactive focuses on creating amazing VR entertainment platforms for consumers. They believe in the principle of “user first design” and their unique all-in-one VR platforms are instantly accessible, ultra-portable and give people the freedom to play anywhere and anytime. Founded in 2015, and with over 300 team members around the world, Pico Interactive has operations in the United States, Europe, China and Japan.