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Facebook’s Oculus Quest is a quite impressive VR headset already. Now, to spice it up, Facebook announced the support for ‘Hand Tracking’ feature at OC6.

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This was part of a research project on Facebook Reality Labs which was finally announced at OC6.

The new feature lets you interact with the world you see in the VR headset. It sounds so easy but fascinating to see how it works.

In addition to this, Facebook is launching a social VR World dubbed as “Facebook Horizon” where you can utilize this feature to interact and have an immersive social experience.

You can learn more about the social world planned for 2020 in their official blog post. But, it will be a really interesting platform to watch out for – when it arrives.

In the promo video, we do get an idea of how it is going to work and feel. However, with the plan of launching it for consumers with an SDK for developers in early 2020 – a lot of creative applications should come up.

The gaming aspect of the feature is quite clear. However, there could be some unique ideas coming from the developers and consumers to further push the limits in a VR headset.

Even though a lot of planned content for VR headsets are still in work, it is a tech to look forward to.

It is worth noting that the technology (or feature) works without any in-depth sensors or anything extra. It utilizes the same monochrome camera present in the headset to represent your finger movement by creating 3D points after identifying the shape of your hand.

Are you excited to try on this tech? How useful do you think it will be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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