Pimax, a leading innovator in immersive virtual reality (VR) hardware, today announced it has signed an agreement to offer Ultraleap hand tracking for its whole VR headset range.
This is Ultraleap’s first official accessory integration within a consumer market VR headset, which will enable more people to have more intuitive interactions and immersive VR experiences with the games they love.
The hand tracking module, powered by Ultraleap, will be compatible for Pimax’s latest 8K X and 8K Plus headsets, as well as their whole headset collection.
Kevin Henderson, COO of Pimax, said: “We’ve been working with the Ultraleap team for some time now and we are so excited to be able to officially bring this amazing technology to the gaming and immersive computing community. As the most advanced hand tracking available, we can’t wait to see our supporters play around with this addition and finally have the power of natural interaction for all of their VR experiences. Final production arrangements are well underway and we expect to make these modules available to the Pimax community in Q2 2020.”
Steve Cliffe, CEO of Ultraleap, said: “Using our hands, as we do in the physical world, is a fundamental element needed as we interact with the digital world. What’s so important about this agreement is that it means even more people will be able to experience the magic of hand tracking.”
The Pimax hand tracking accessory integrates Ultraleap’s latest hand tracking hardware and seamlessly attaches to Pimax headsets. Specifications include a stereoscopic IR camera that creates an interaction zone of up to 100cm (40”) range, extending from the device in a 160×160[AH1] ° field of view (approximately 74 cubic feet or 2.1 cubic meters of interactive space). In conjunction with Ultraleap’s hand tracking software platform, this creates a seamless plug and play solution.
Pimax is dedicated to providing PC VR devices with high resolution and large 170-degree field of view to consumers and mainly for gaming. Their latest Vision Series VR headsets are the world’s first native resolution 8K VR headsets and offer industry leading levels of immersion. . In addition Pimax has a large customer base of previous headsets which include the Pimax 5k+, XR (OLED) and 8K headsets all of which can seamlessly be used with Ultraleap’s hand tracking accessory.
Ultraleap’s world-leading hand tracking technology has been developed over 10 years using artificial intelligence. The technology is applicable to a wide range of industries, including extended reality, automotive, digital signage, industrial automation, consumer electronics and location-based entertainment, to bring natural interaction between people and technology.