July 16, 2015

Oculus Acquires Yet Another VR Hand-Tracking Company

As its virtual reality headset nears release, Oculus has acquired yet another company. This time around, it's Pebbles Interfaces, a five-year-old Israeli company working on high-definition hand-tracking technology. "Pebbles Interfaces will be joining the hardware engineering and computer vision teams at Oculus to help advance virtual reality, tracking, and human-computer interactions," says Oculus in a blog post. It's not confirming any further terms of the deal, but a spokesperson said that the group would be moving to Oculus' main campus in Menlo Park, California.

On a very basic level, Pebbles' hardware is similar to the Leap Motion controller. In a Geektime interview from May, the company's marketing manager suggested that it...

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