SoftKinetic has announced that the DepthSense Close Interaction Library (CILib) has been modified so it can be adapted for augmented and virtual reality environments. Based on its middleware, SoftKinetic hopes this is the first piece of the puzzle for 3D technology custom designed for the AR and VR markets.
The ability to physically use your hands while interacting in a VR or AR environment allows for gesture recognition and physical interaction. The CILib ReachVR toolkit will be released in Q2 2015, and will allow developers to use the SoftKinetic tracking library if they have the company's 3D depth-sensing camera.
"Virtual reality is incredibly exciting for the gaming community, as it provides a truly magical engagement with the world around us," said Eric Krzeslo, chief marketing officer of SoftKinetic. "SoftKinetic's CILib, coupled with our advanced 3D Time of Flight depth sensing camera, is uniquely suited to the demands of both the AR and VR environments, and provides the 'feeling of presence' gamers crave."