News Feed Item

uSens Announces Two Breakthroughs in Virtual Reality Technology

Impression Pi, uSens' Product, Named a Top 10 Finalist in SIGGRAPH's Immersive Realities Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/10/15 -- SIGGRAPH 2015 -- Silicon Valley start-up uSens, Inc. today announced two major breakthroughs in virtual reality technology. The first is 3D hand gesture recognition and tracking for mobile VR-headsets. The second is Super Reality: a natural combination of augmented and virtual reality, and the seamless transition between the two. Both of these technologies can be found in the Impression Pi Core, which will empower the next generation of virtual reality headsets.

uSens will be demonstrating Impression Pi in Booth #241 at SIGGRAPH, August 11 - 13, in Los Angeles. The company will also have a table at SIGGRAPH's VR Village on August 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and August 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be giving a brief presentation at SIGGRAPH's Exhibits FastForward on August 10 from 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

"Businesses and consumers have long understood and aspired to create deeper and more meaningful ways to see and experience things that can't be physically present and to project layers of virtual data onto real world environments," said Anli He, CEO and Co-Founder of uSens. "But the industry has grappled with a myriad of challenges such as with gesture control and with combining AR and VR technologies. uSens is proud to provide a solution that not only solves these problems, but is light, portable and allows users to embrace a truly immersive 'Super Reality.'"

Impression Pi's natural 3D gesture recognition, orientation sensing, and 6DOF head position tracking allows users to control a display and use their hands and fingers like they would in the real world. The result is a more immersive VR experience, allowing users to do things like interact with people and/or objects in applications much more naturally than they could with a joystick or touchpad.

Completely wireless, Impression Pi offers total mobility. Because Impression Pi is equipped with its own internal proprietary computer vision module, which track both your hands and your position in the room, it can "read" the environment and shift as a user moves around. It is a light, mobile headset that lets you navigate the virtual world with your physical body, unencumbered by cords or accessories.

uSens' pioneering mobile VR/AR technology also opens up a whole new world of potential target markets not possible with current virtual reality products -- such as virtual training and education, healthcare/medical, entertainment, and creating new emotional connections through shared virtual experiences.

Impression Pi's features include:

  • Fully Wireless - empowers mobile phones without requiring cumbersome cords (untethered)
  • Super Reality - transitions smoothly between virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Gesture Control - hand and finger recognition and interaction to sub-mm accuracy at > 60fps
  • Head Tracking - ultra low latency head tracking to gain positional awareness with a movement range of > 5 meters
  • 90 degree Field of View - incredibly wide field of view compared to other headsets
  • Easy Porting of Content - SDK seamlessly integrates content from Unity and Google Cardboard, with others in the works. You'll be able to easily port your existing virtual reality content into our ecosystem.

uSens is working with content developers to provide more applications to users. uSens will be shipping developer kits by Christmas this year and is currently seeking additional developer partnerships.

Impression Pi is also a reference design for potential industry partners on the type of modular frame compatible with our embedded Impression Pi Core.

About uSens

Founded in 2013, Silicon Valley-based uSens Inc. provides 3D interactive solutions for virtual reality and augmented reality. An innovative start-up, uSens is the first to offer 3D gesture recognition on mobile platforms and first to combine virtual and augmented reality. uSens' latest product, Impression Pi, is a next generation mobile VR + AR headset with gesture control and 6DOF head position tracking, allowing users to experience a truly immersive "Super Reality." Beyond gaming, uSens' technology can empower a new world of applications in education, healthcare, entertainment, and business training. uSens' founders and team include some of the pioneers in virtual reality. In addition to Impression Pi, uSens is also the creator of the highly popular Fingo Virtual Touch (FVT), their touch-free 3D interactive kiosks in China. To learn more, visit their website: www.usens.com

Editor's notes
High-resolution images can be found here.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2870573

Media Contact:
Sharon Sim-Krause
Sim-Krause Consulting
Mobile: 415-420-1889
Email: Email Contact

Mary Placido
Sim-Krause Consulting
Mobile: 415-218-3627
Email: Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: implemen...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
@DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises - and delivering real results.
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
"We started a Master of Science in business analytics - that's the hot topic. We serve the business community around San Francisco so we educate the working professionals and this is where they all want to be," explained Judy Lee, Associate Professor and Department Chair at Golden Gate University, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Dez Blanchfield joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Dez is a strategic leader in business and digital transformation with 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries developing strategies and implementing business initiatives. He has a breadth of expertise spanning technologies such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, cognitive computing, m...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, will discuss how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol,...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Kevin Jackson joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning "Cloud Musings" blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" (2013) and a "Top 50 C...
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve fu...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...