Bristol-based Ultraleap has made a deal with industrial-grade VR/XR headset leader Varjo Technologies. It will see Ultraleap hand tracking technology integrated into Varjos latest VR-2 Pro headset.

The tech will enable more intuitive interactions with the highest-fidelity VR content. This is especially impactful for simulation professionals who interact with physical controllers and switches as part of their VR training. The VR-2 Pro include support for SteamVR® content as well as support for the OpenVR development platform from Valve® at ultra-high resolutions (up to 40 PPD/4K rendering per eye) so professional users can quickly and easily access a full range of applications for research, analytics, training and simulation, industrial design, and more.

Through Varjo’s visual fidelity, these software tools are now ‘turbo-charged’ for the rigors of the professional market, delivering pixel-perfect clarity of 3D models and simulations.

Urho Konttori, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Varjo. “Today we bring the Resolution Revolution overnight to nearly all industrial applications, unlocking the next level of professional VR. With VR-2 and VR-2 Pro, professionals can benefit from the industry’s highest visual fidelity and the most precise eye-tracking joining forces with the leading hand tracking technology.”

Steve Cliffe, CEO of Ultraleap, said: “Being able to see in high fidelity and interact without controllers revolutionizes professional VR. Varjo’s human-eye resolution visual fidelity is unprecedented. So is the accuracy and low latency of Ultraleap’s hand tracking. The Varjo VR-2 Pro is the best integration of the two technologies and sets a new standard for natural user experience in VR. We’re very excited about the value it will unlock for demanding use-cases such as training, simulation and industrial design.”

 

Geraint Evans