Zuckerberg teases Oculus Rift prototype gloves

Mark Zuckerberg teases prototype gloves for the Oculus Rift.

Published Feb 9, 2017 11:42 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST
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As it stands, Oculus only has its newly released Oculus Touch controllers for the Rift available - but there are far better wars of getting input into the world of VR - and one of those ways, would be from the use of gloves.

Zuckerberg teases Oculus Rift prototype gloves |

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has been playing with prototype gloves for the Rift, as he talked about visiting the Oculus Research lab in Redmond, Washington - where he had some hands-on time with the new prototype VR gloves.

The Oculus Research team is led by Michael Abrash, with Zuckerberg saying that the team focuses on "things like advanced optics, eye tracking, mixed reality and new ways to map the human body. The goal is to make VR and AR what we all want it to be: glasses small enough to take anywhere, software that lets you experience anything, and technology that lets you interact with the virtual world just like you do with the physical one".

Oculus were late to the controller game, but if they can beat HTC to the market with VR gloves... well, things could change pretty quickly.


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