Qualcomm has teamed up with hand tracking company Leap Motion to introduced the first pairing of a natural virtual reality interface on the Snapdragon 835 mobile platform.
The integration lets Qualcomm render hand movements with low latency, essentially allowing you to use your hands as the controller in virtual reality. Qualcomm will demonstrate the technology later this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco as well as MWC 2017 in Barcelona.
Tim Leland, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc said,
We’re thrilled to work closely with a VR technology leader like Leap Motion so that we can make that possible. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 was designed to combine six degrees of positional tracking, high VR frame rates, immersive audio and enhanced 3D graphics with real-time rendering in a compact, stand-alone headset for the ultimate VR experience.
David Holz, chief technology officer, Leap Motion said,
Technology works best when technology disappears. Untethered, mobile VR headsets with intuitive, hand-based interaction and position tracking bring a level of quality, immersion, and accessibility to VR unlike anything that’s been seen before. This relationship with a mobile VR processing leader like Qualcomm Technologies is an important step towards making virtual reality truly ubiquitous, and we believe it has the potential to fundamentally transform the makeup of the human experience.