Apple Vision Pro Video In VisionOS Beta Details Slick Eye And Hand Controls
Apple's Vision Pro is the company's first venture into AR/VR headsets, and its visionOS is its first attempt at a spatial operating system. Vision Pro seamlessly blends digital content with someone's physical space. It is controlled using eye and hand gestures and a person's voice. The operating software is only available to developers at the moment, but a couple of tutorial videos included with the latest software update have been shared on social media.
One video shared on X by user @M1Astra outlines how someone using a Vision Pro headset can navigate the augmented world with eye and hand gestures.
New onboarding video added in visionOS beta 6!— M1 (@M1Astra) November 14, 2023
"Input Training" pic.twitter.com/ThKGBL4FbA
New video tutorial showing Persona Enrollment for Apple Vision Pro added in visionOS beta 6!— M1 (@M1Astra) November 14, 2023
The enrollment uses the EyeSight display to guide the user. pic.twitter.com/cGfsdTuIaY
During the second video, the narrator guides the user in setting up a Persona. The user must take off the headset to capture their appearance, then turn their head to the right, to the left, and then tilt up and down. The user will then capture different facial expressions, like smiling with the mouth closed, smiling with teeth showing, raising one's eyebrows, and closing one's eyes. Once all of the expressions have been captured, the user will be able to put the headset back on to view the created Persona.
Personas, along with eye and hand gestures, are only a few of the things Apple is working to perfect before officially releasing its Vision Pro headset to the general public. The Vision Pro headset is scheduled to launch in early 2024 in the US and will cost $3,500.