Facebook says it is developing a device that would permit users to use their hand to control virtual objects.
The device, worn on the wrist, is designed to work with glasses to create an augmented reality, or AR, experience. AR is a technology that uses glasses to project computer-created images onto a user’s view of the real world.
Facebook recently described its device in a report on its website. The social media service said the technology would permit users to enter virtual worlds, where they could control different objects simply with finger movements.
The AR system is expected to “transform the way we connect with people near and far” in the future, Facebook said.
“Imagine being able to teleport anywhere in the world to have shared experiences with the people who matter most in your life — no matter where they happen to be,” said Andrew Bosworth. He is the head of Facebook’s Reality Labs.