Nimble Kickstarter adds gesture control to VR

Nimble VR is less than $1,300 away from its $62,500 Kickstarter goal, with 39 days left to go.

It’s a sign that this is a useful bit of technology — a camera-based motion sensor that attaches right to the front of an Oculus Rift headset.

(Image courtesy Nimble VR.)

(Image courtesy Nimble VR.)

A sensor attached to the front of a virtual reality headset could also, theoretically, do double-duty for positional tracking, as well, eliminating the need for an external camera.

The device allows wearers to fully use their hands inside a virtual world without gloves, rings, joysticks, or other peripherals.  The price starts at $99 with a basic Oculus Rift DK2 mount — a desktop-mounted option is also available.

Shipping is expected to begin next summer.

For more information, watch the project video below.

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1 Response

  1.' Samantha Atkins says:

    OMG. This is fabulous.