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.

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
Check out her author page on Amazon or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Her first virtual world novella, Krim Times, made the Amazon best-seller list in its category. Her second novella, The Lost King of Krim, is out now.