Representatives of Shiftall, a subsidiary of Panasonic, demonstrated the company’s HaritoraX motion-tracking device for waist and leg movements.
During the demonstration, a company representative donned a virtual reality headset from Oculus – which shares the same parent company as Facebook, recently renamed Meta – and a virtual avatar on his Alienware laptop stood up and sat down at the same time as the demonstrator.
HaritoraX is scheduled to ship in the U.S. in spring. Thousands of units have shipped in Japan already, according to the company. The device works for SteamVR and tracks hip and leg movements for metaverse users. The device has a built-in rechargeable battery for more than 10 hours of power on a single charge.
The device works with Oculus Quest 2 and other headsets, according to the Tokyo-based Shiftall. The company has 25 employees.