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.

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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.

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