Headset manufacturer Pico Interactive, Inc. and HCI system developer uSens., Inc. have established a partnership that will see the Pico Goblin all-in-one VR headset incorporate uSens’ hand-tracking technology. The announcement came at this week’s CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
“uSens and Pico already have a long-standing relationship, originating from developing custom business solutions together,” said uSens CTO and co-founder Dr. Yue Fei.
“We are excited to formally work together into 2018 to bring our HCI solutions to their user base, as we see all-in-one and mobile headsets as the driving force behind growth in the VR market,” he continued.
The partnership will see uSens’ 26DOF hand-tracking technology integrated into Pico’s headset, with the hope of stimulating uptake by education and enterprise customers. The Pico Goblin does not require external hardware to operate, instead using its Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor and 2.5K displays.
The platform currently has over fifty games and apps.
“The increase in B2B use cases of VR in 2017 has led to strong customer demand for hand and gesture tracking, especially in the education, training and events industry,” said Han Yucai, vice president of Pico.
“We are excited to offer Goblin users a more natural, intuitive experience for augmented and virtual reality,” concluded Yucai.
The Pico Goblin is currently available for purchase at an MSRP of $269 USD.