Oculus working to bring your hands in virtual & augmented reality: Zuckerberg says

Oculus working to bring your hands in virtual & augmented reality: Zuckerberg says

Facebook-owned Oculus VR is working on innovative ways to allow people to do things like drawing, painting or type on a virtual keyboard, and even shoot webs like Spider-Man, Mark Zuckerberg said.

After his recent visit to the Redmond, Washington-based Oculus Research Lab, Zuckerberg shared five photos on social media, one of which shows him wearing VR gloves and shooting virtual spider webs like Spider-Man.

Alongside the photos, he wrote, “We’re working on new ways to bring your hands in virtual and augmented reality. Wearing these gloves, you can draw, type on a virtual keyboard, and even shoot webs like Spider-Man. That’s what I’m doing here.”

The setup that Zuckerberg used to test the VR gloves appears to use $3,499-OptiTrack’s Prime 17W motion capture camera, which includes a 70-degree field of view, a 360-frames-per-second capture rate, a 6mm “fast glass” lens, along with a resolution of 1,664 by 1,088 pixels.

Some experts are of the view that Facebook might be using the aforementioned camera instead of developing its own in order to slash down on the cost of testing the prototype VR gloves.

Zuckerberg tried to attract people towards virtual reality just a day after media outlets reported that Facebook is closing 200 of its 500 demo stations inside Best Buy stores, after several stations went days without use.

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