Apple Yanked Off Full Body Tracking From Vision Pro “Years Ago” According to a Report
It’s been reported that Apple removed full-body tracking from Vision Pro “several years ago” due to reliability issues.
The Vision Pro headset features downward-facing cameras initially introduced for hand tracking purposes. However, in a report by Wayne Ma from The Information last year, it was revealed that the headset, which was still just a rumor at the time, was expected to utilize these cameras for full-body tracking, encompassing the legs. Interestingly, Apple did not officially confirm this aspect. The report also accurately described the presence of the OpticID iris authentication system in the headset, which indeed turned out to be true.
In a recent report, Wayne Ma asserts that Apple indeed removed full-body tracking from the Vision Pro several years ago due to challenges in ensuring its reliability, according to insiders.
Apple had intended to employ body tracking for health-related functionalities and fitness applications, as reported by Ma. This technology could have been harnessed to analyze movement data over an extended period, potentially for the detection of conditions like Parkinson’s disease. Curiously, despite speculations surrounding an Apple Fitness+ service for Vision Pro, the company did not address any fitness-related aspects during the extensive product announcement in June.
At the same time, Meta has scheduled to introduce inside-out upper body tracking to Quest 3 through a software update slated for December. This enhancement will leverage Quest 3’s downward-facing side cameras to monitor everything above your waist but will not extend to tracking your legs. Additionally, Meta intends to introduce “Generative Legs” within the same update, utilizing AI to estimate the position of your legs.
Ma’s report does not provide insight into whether Apple is presently pursuing further developments in body tracking or if it has temporarily suspended such efforts until future hardware iterations. Nonetheless, it’s important to note that Apple has a track record of steadily introducing substantial new software features to its products over time.https://virtualrealitytimes.com/2023/10/29/apple-yanked-off-full-body-tracking-from-vision-pro-years-ago-according-to-a-report/https://virtualrealitytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Apple-Scrapped-Full-Body-Tracking-in-Vision-Pro-600x394.pnghttps://virtualrealitytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Apple-Scrapped-Full-Body-Tracking-in-Vision-Pro-150x90.pngTechnologyIt's been reported that Apple removed full-body tracking from Vision Pro 'several years ago' due to reliability issues. The Vision Pro headset features downward-facing cameras initially introduced for hand tracking purposes. However, in a report by Wayne Ma from The Information last year, it was revealed that the headset, which...Sam OchanjiSam Ochanji[email protected]AdministratorVirtual Reality Times