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Oculus VR acquires Nimble VR and 13th Lab

And motion capture expert Chris Bregler joins team

We went to see Nimble VR's hand-tracking tech back in November and we were impressed by what we saw. It seems Oculus VR agrees, because they've just acquired the company.

In a blog announcing the move, Oculus said Nimble had the "the potential to be part of a great VR user experience."

We've reached out to Nimble VR for their comments.

Oculus also announced the acquisitions of 13th Lab, "focused on developing an efficient and accurate real-time 3D reconstruction framework," and that motion captures expert Chris Bregler would be joining Oculus VR as head of a vision research team for Oculus Research.

"Nimble VR, 13th Lab, and Chris will all be winding down their existing projects to focus on VR full-time at Oculus as part of both product engineering and Oculus Research. Please join us in welcoming them to the team!"

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