Google’s AI Solution for Hand & Finger Tracking Could Be Huge for Smartglasses

Google's AI Solution for Hand & Finger Tracking Could Be Huge for Smartglasses

Although early attempts at consumer smartglasses have employed trackpads and handheld or wearable controllers for user input, its the gesture control interfaces of the HoloLens 2 and the Magic Leap One that represent the future of smartglasses input.

A new machine learning model developed by Google’s research arm may make it possible to implement the complex hand gesture controls commonly found in high-end AR systems in lightweight smartglasses without the additional bulk and cost of dedicated depth and motion sensors.