Revolutionize the VR World. In 24hrs.
pmdtechnologies as sponsor and contest
host @ Techcrunch Hackathon NYC
April 25th, 2016 – Siegen/Germany – Google’s CardBoard devices have been around for some time. Hundreds of developers are creating apps for them. Without touchless interaction. Until now.
pmdtechnologies (pmd), who is Google’s depth sensing partner for Project Tango, now is making its 3D technology available for CardBoard developers and has successfully partnered with gestigon to enable the most intuitive and immersive input for VR: touchless interaction.
pmd is sponsor of the Techcrunch Hackathon 2016 in New York City and hosting a contest. We will equip the hackers with everything they need to build new and exciting software. The development kit will enable them to use the setup for hand tracking, gesture recognition and much more. But what they will do with it in the end, is all up to them.
Together with our friends at Gestigon and Scandy, we offer a unique combination: Carnival, and a pico flexx in a CardBoard VR headset. The pmd CamBoard pico flexx 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF) camera, attached to the CardBoard, delivers depth data and a point cloud. Carnival provides a 3D gesture recognition API integrated into Unity for an immersive VR experience. Enriching 3D content comes from Scandy.
Hackers will get a Samsung S7 as development platform. Experienced Unity developers will feel right at home with the Gestigon Carnival gesture recognition Unity Asset.
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